CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Galveston County reports first related death in a week over Memorial Day weekend

Galveston County reported its first coronavirus-related death in a week over the Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Galveston County reported its first coronavirus-related death in a week over the Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Galveston County reported its first coronavirus-related death in a week over the Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Galveston County reported 21 additional coronavirus cases and 10 new recoveries over the Memorial Day weekend, as well as one new coronavirus-related death for the first time since May 15.

The county has seen 753 total cases, with 458 recoveries and 32 deaths, since mid-March, according to health department data. This includes outbreaks at four nursing homes in League City and Texas City, which account for 196 of the total cases. Two new cases were added to the total at The Cottages at Clear Lake and Regent Care Center of League City over the holiday weekend.



The new death, which was reported May 22, is the seventh reported by the county during May. No more than nine new cases per day were reported throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

In Harris County, officials confirmed 469 new coronavirus cases over the weekend, with the county's case total approaching 11,000. More than 200 cases were confirmed May 23, with more than 150 confirmed and more than 70 confirmed on May 24 and 25, respectively.

The number of total confirmed recoveries in Harris County increased by more than 200 over the three-day weekend, bringing the total to 4,395, and the county death total is now 221 after officials confirmed an additional four coronavirus-related deaths.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.