On Monday, May 4, the Galveston County Health District reported 11 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 659. There are 26 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 370.
Of the county’s 659 cases, 244 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.
On May 4, the health district tested a total of 133 people, all in Texas City, through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. To date, 4,527 tests have been performed with 84 positive and 4,129 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 Wednesday-Friday in Texas City, Wednesday in Galveston and Friday in Crystal Beach. For more information, please visit www.gchd.org/testing.
To date, 18,949 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