On Friday, April 25, the Galveston County Health District reported 15 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 522.
There are 189 Galveston County cases tied to long-term care facilities within the county. This count includes residents and employees. Cities that have seen a large number of cases tied to long-term care facilities are noted on our daily case update graphic. Nineteen of the 21 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.
The GCHD is reporting 19 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 262.
On April 24, the health district tested a total of 224 people (92 in League City and 132 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. To date, 3,104 tests have been performed with 54 positive and 2,774 negative results reported back to the health district. All other results are currently pending. Testing is not limited to just Galveston County residents, but only county residents who tested positive for COVID-19 will be included in the health district’s daily case update.