On Sunday, May 3, the Galveston County Health District reported 7 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 636.
Total recoveries remain at 344.
Of the county’s 636 cases, 232 are tied to long-term care facilities. This count includes residents and employees. Cities that have seen a large number of cases tied to long-term care facilities are noted on our daily case update graphic. Twenty-five of the 28 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.
To date, the GCHD has conducted 4,192 tests with 77 positive and 3,975 negative results reported back to the health district. All other results are currently pending. Testing is not limited to just Galveston County residents, but only county residents who tested positive for COVID-19 will be included in the health district’s daily case update.
The health district will offer free COVID-19 testing this week Monday-Friday in Texas City as well as Monday and Wednesday in Galveston. For more information, please visit www.gchd.org/testing.
To date, 18,350 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.
The GCHD has added new graphs and breakdowns to further compare Galveston County cases. For more case-related graphics, please visit www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/galveston-county-confirmed-covid-19-cases