JUNE 1 ROUNDUP: Bay Area coronavirus updates

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in the Bay Area. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in the Bay Area. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the coronavirus updates to know today in the Bay Area. (Community Impact staff)

Five more Galveston County residents have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 over the weekend, according to data from the Galveston County Health District.

The county has seen 847 total cases—an increase of 59 cases since May 28. There have been 471 recoveries and 37 deaths—up from 32 since May 28—since mid-March, according to the data.


The case count total includes outbreaks at five nursing homes in League City, Texas City and Friendswood, accounting for 219 cases, or more than 25% of the total cases.

For more data on Galveston County coronavirus cases, visit the health district's website.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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