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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count at 688

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On Tuesday, May 12 the Galveston County Health District reported two new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 688.

Today’s report also includes 8 new recoveries bringing that total to 416.

Of the county’s 688 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, 22,356 Galveston County residents have been tested, accounting for roughly 6.5 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

For more case-related graphics, please visit

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Recovered cases May 12

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