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Posted on: April 14, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.14.20 6:00 PM

GCHD COVID-19 Update 4.14.20  6:00 PM

Galveston County Health District today reports 15 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 392.

We are saddened to report 2 additional deaths.

  • A female, age range 81-90, passed away April 14. She had pre-existing medical conditions.
  • A male, age range 81-90, passed away April 3. He had pre-existing medical conditions.

We’re also reporting 38 additional recoveries, bringing the total to 130. Recovered case info is below. You’ll also notice a new graphic focused solely on recovered cases. This breaks down that data by city, age range and gender. Recovered case data will also be updated daily. For a list of recovered cases from today, you can visit www.gchd.org/news.

Today, the health district tested 129 people through its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site. To date, 665 tests have been performed with 12 positive and 514 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.

The health district today announced it will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-through testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball St. To make an appointment in Galveston, please call 409.978.4080.

Testing will continue to be available by appointment only in Texas City at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. To make an appointment in Texas City, please call 409.978.4040.

To date, 4,407 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.

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