Galveston County And Montgomery County COVID-19 Updates


GALVESTON COUNTY:

Galveston County Health District today reports 7 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 548. There are 24 additional recoveries, bringing that total to 287.

We are saddened today to report 2 additional deaths.

  • A female, age range 81-90, passed away April 23. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
  • A female, age range 71-80, passed away April 26. She had pre-existing medical conditions.

Of the county’s 548 cases, 198 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-one of the 24 deaths reported to date by the health district are related to long-term care facilities in Galveston County.

Today, the health district tested a total of 209 people (87 in League City and 122 in Texas City) through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites. To date, 3,358 tests have been performed with 56 positive and 3,008 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.

This week, the 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.

To date, 15,524 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.

GCHD has added new graphs and breakdowns to further compare Galveston County cases. 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

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

Montgomery County Public Health District, in conjunction with Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is saddened to confirm the 10th death related to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. He was a man in his 80s, who was a resident of The Woodlands. We offer our condolences to his family.

Montgomery County also confirms there are now 379 ACTIVE cases of COVID-19. That number includes 38 hospitalizations. 141 people have fully recovered. The number of total positive cases has increased 24 since Saturday. Please note, there have been changes to the format of the graphic below.

The statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect for Texas until April 30th. Governor Greg Abbott confirmed today that it will expire on that date.

Details on individual cases can be found here: https://mcphd-tx.org/coronavirus-covid-19/confirmed-cases/.

Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management updates a dashboard for the cases here:https://coronavirus-response-moco.hub.arcgis.com/.

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