COVID-19 Updates For Montgomery County + Galveston County

A release from the Montgomery County OHSEM earlier today reads as follows:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm the 5th death related to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. He was a man in his 80s, who was a resident of The Conservatory at Alden Bridge. This is the 4th death related to the senior living apartment complex.  

We do have some very good news to report! Our Case #1, who had been in critical condition since early March, has been released from the hospital! We are so happy that he is doing well and is on the road to recovery.

We can confirm there are now 251 total positive cases of COVID-19, up 6 cases from yesterday. Due to the low volume of test results received on the weekends, we will no longer report new numbers on Sundays. We are reallocating our staff to mid-week to account for the peak volume of test results. We will also be hiring two additional epidemiologists to our team to help with the increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests.

Details on Montgomery County cases can be found here:

Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management updates a dashboard for the cases here:

The update from GCHD reads as follows:

GALVESTON COUNTY – Galveston County Health District today reports 14 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 355.

We’re reporting 1 new recovered case, bringing the total to 92.

• Female, 51-60

Today, the health district tested 59 people through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. To date, 367 tests have been performed with 4 positive and 152 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.

Testing appointments are now available through Saturday, April 18. The testing site is open by appointment only at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. For pre-screening and appointments, please call 409.978.4040.

To date, 4,049 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.

At this time, the health district is not planning to release a case update tomorrow, Easter Sunday. Our next case update will be Monday at 5 p.m.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Update - Thumbnail Image

Montgomery County COVID-19 Update

Galveston County Health District: 21 New Cases, Total At 308 - Thumbnail Image

Galveston County Health District: 21 New Cases, Total At 308

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