On Sunday, May 10 the Galveston County Health District reported 5 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 685.. The total includes the majority of results that had been included in a backlog of tests that needed to be processed.
Total recoveries remain at 400.
Of the county’s 685 cases, 255 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 the case update. Twenty-six of the 29 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.
To date, 21,650 Galveston County residents have been tested, accounting for roughly 6 percent of the county’s population.
Residents are encouraged to contact their primary care physician for COVID-19 testing if they have come in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive or are experiencing symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
Those who are uninsured may be tested through Coastal Health & Wellness after being financially screened. For more information, please call 409.938.7221. For additional testing options in Galveston County, please visit www.gchd.org/testing.