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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count at 691

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On Wednesday, May 13 the Galveston County Health District reported three new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 691.

Today’s report also includes 8 new recoveries bringing that total to 424.

GCHD is reporting one additional death:

  • A male, age range 71-80, passed away May 2. He had pre-existing medical conditions.

Of the county’s 691 cases, 257 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-seven of the 30 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.

To date, 22,903 Galveston County residents have been tested, accounting for nearly 7 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

Cases May 13

Recovered May 13

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