Galveston County coronavirus cases near 9,000

As of Aug. 3, the number of coronavirus cases Galveston County has seen has reached 8,999, but the number of new daily cases is trending down. (Community Impact staff)
As of Aug. 3, the number of coronavirus cases Galveston County has seen has reached 8,999, but the number of new daily cases is trending down. (Community Impact staff)

As of Aug. 3, the number of coronavirus cases Galveston County has seen has reached 8,999, but the number of new daily cases is trending down. (Community Impact staff)

As of Aug. 3, the number of coronavirus cases Galveston County has seen has reached 8,999, but the number of new daily cases is trending down.

From late June to mid-July, the county was seeing between 100-300 new cases a day. Since July 19, the number of new daily cases has ranged from about 100 to about 180.

Over the past week, Galveston County saw 794 new cases. That includes 45 new cases Aug. 2, which is the smallest number of new cases the county has seen since 18 cases were reported June 14.

Despite the massive spike in cases, deaths did not spike to the same degree.

Since the beginning of June, 36 residents have died from the coronavirus. From the beginning of the pandemic through May, 37 died for a total of 73 deaths, which means over half of COVID-19 deaths happened when the number of daily new cases were a fraction of what they are today.


Of the 8,999 cases, 5,387 are active, but 86 of those are hospitalized. A total of 3,539 have recovered, including 88 residents who had been hospitalized.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake 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. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.


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