Galveston County COVID-19 cases near 8,000 heading into weekend

(Community Impact staff)
(Community Impact staff)

(Community Impact staff)

Galveston County has reached 7,914 total cases of COVID-19 as of July 24, putting the county on pace to break 8,000 over the weekend.

Total new cases per day appear to be on the downtrend.


The county saw 131 new cases July 23 and 120 new cases July 24. At the end of June and beginning of July, the county regularly saw over 200 new cases every day.

There have been no reported deaths since July 22, when two were reported to have died from COVID-19. One was reported dead July 20, and a record seven reportedly died from the coronavirus July 18.

Of the 7,914 cases, 5,070 are active, 2,776 have recovered, and 68 have died. The county has administered over 101,000 COVID-19 tests.
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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