MAY 26 ROUNDUP: Bay Area coronavirus updates

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)

Galveston County reported 10 additional coronavirus cases and no new recoveries May 26.

The county has seen 763 total cases, with 458 recoveries and 32 deaths, since mid-March. No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported May 26.

The case count total includes outbreaks at four nursing homes in League City and Texas City, which account for more than 25% of the total cases. No new cases were added to the total at The Cottages at Clear Lake and Regent Care Center of League City on May 26, although two new cases were reported at the League City facilities over the Memorial Day weekend.

Also over the three-day weekend, the county reported 21 additional coronavirus cases and 10 new recoveries as well as one new death for the first time since May 15.

Here are two other recent coronavirus-related stories for Bay Area residents to know. For a comprehensive list of business types, when they can open and how they can open, click here.

3:30 p.m. May 26: Independent school districts across Texas will be allowed to hold strength-and-conditioning workouts and band practices starting June 8, according to a May 22 press release from the University Interscholastic League, the sanctioning body for academic, athletic and arts competitions in Texas middle and high schools. Individual ISDs will ultimately decide whether to start practices, according to the UIL. For more coverage, click here.

5 p.m. May 25: Houston could experience a significant increase in new coronavirus cases in June, about a month after businesses began reopening across the state, according to data from a nationwide study updated May 20 from the PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The study used cell phone data, case count data, average daily temperatures and other demographic information to make the prediction and singled out early-to-open areas of the United States, including Texas and Florida. For more coverage, click here.

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.