On Monday, May 11 the Galveston County Health District reported two new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 686.
There is one additional death.
- A female, age range 71-80, passed away May 10. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
Please note, the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths decreased by one in today’s report (that accounts for what looks like an increase of only 1 in new cases and no changes in reported deaths). While the person’s residence was listed in Galveston County they had been living in a different county for at least six months. Per state reporting procedures, the case has now been transferred to the other county and removed from Galveston County’s case count.
The May 11 report also includes 8 new recoveries bringing that total to 408.
Of the county’s 686 cases, 256 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, 21,878 Galveston County residents have been tested, accounting for more than 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.
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.