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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count Rises to 272

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On Tuesday, April 7, the Galveston County Health District announced 16 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 272.  The GCHD also announced four additional COVID-19 related deaths This brings the total deaths in Galveston County to five.

  • A female, age range 31-40, passed away April 6. She had a pre-existing medical condition.
  • A male, age range 81-90, passed away April 6. He had pre-existing medical conditions.
  • A female, age range 91-plus, passed away April 6. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
  • A male, age range 61-70, passed away April 7. He had pre-existing medical conditions.

Cases April 7

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 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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