Galveston County Health District today announces three additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 11.
The first individual is a male in his 70s who recently traveled domestically. He presented to an area clinic and is currently self-quarantined.
The second individual is a female in her 20s who has no history of travel or contact with another infected person. GCHD believes this is a case of community spread. She presented at an area emergency room and is currently self-quarantined.
The third individual is a female in her 50s who has no history of travel or contact with another infected person. GCHD believes this is a case of community spread. She presented at an area clinic and is currently self-quarantined.
For confidentiality purposes, the health district is not releasing additional identifying information.GCHD is conducting epidemiological investigations and is working to quickly identify close contacts for all cases. The health district does not comment on case specifics, including the person’s city of residence or what businesses they may have visited.
Attached is a press release with additional information. We do not plan to host a news conference.
For more information on COVID-19, visitwww.gchd.org/coronavirus. We just added a new FAQ section that we hope will be helpful. If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the GCHD information call center at 409.938.7221, option 1.