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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count Rises to 70

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On Monday, March 30, the County Health District (GCHD)  announced 22 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 92. To date, 1,063 Galveston County residents have been tested. Of those that have tested positive, 41 are League City residents. 

Beginning March 30, GCHD is changing the way it reports COVID-19 cases. Below is a breakdown for March 30, 2020 of all cases in Galveston County including information on total recovered, total hospitalized, total quarantined and case counts by city, as well as additional information. 

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The GCHD recommends the following hygiene practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough and sneeze in your elbow. Do not cough and sneeze in your hands.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The GCHD also recommends the following social distancing practices:

  • Avoid all gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet separation from others.
  • Limit contact with people outside of your household.  Avoid social visits.
  • Limit visits and keep your distance from older relatives, especially those who are at a higher risk for developing serious COVID-19 illness.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.

For more information on COVID-19, visit

If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the GCHD information call center at 409.938.7221, option 1.

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