Of those, 5,158 of the cases—about 63%—are currently active, according to health department data. Deaths related to the virus have now hit 72, up from the 68 the county reported July 24.
There were 3,565 total cases in the county at the start of July, marking a 130% increase over the course of the month. This comes as Galveston County saw 921 new cases the week of July 19-25, down from 1,037 at the beginning of the month.
The average COVID-19 positivity rate in the county has fluctuated between 9% and 12% during July, per health department data. Galveston, League City and Texas City all have more than 1,300 confirmed cases as of July 27.
The county also began displaying antibody test results on the database in mid-June. Nearly 3,700 people have received testing thus far, with all but 197 of those people testing negative.
Outbreaks at six nursing homes in Friendswood, League City and Texas City have infected a collective 254 people, per health department data. The nursing home outbreaks account for about 7% of the cases in League City, 8% Texas City and less than 3% of the total cases in Friendswood.