Galveston County Offering Free COVID-19 Testing This Week


This week, Galveston County Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing in Texas City Monday-Friday, in League City Monday-Wednesday and in Galveston on Thursday and Friday.

The Health District today reports 2 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 541. There is one additional recovery, bringing that total to 263.

GCHD reported one additional COVID-19 related death in a release over the weekend.

  • A male, age range 81-90, passed away April 22. He had pre-existing medical conditions.

Of the county’s 541 cases, 196 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 our daily case update graphic. Twenty of the 22 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.

Health district testing sites were not open today. To date, 3,104 tests have been performed with 56 positive and 2,892 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.

For more case-related graphics, please visit www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/galveston-county-confirmed-covid-19-cases

Photo: Getty Images


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