Galveston County COVID-19 cases pass 9,000 mark

Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5. (Community Impact staff)
Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5. (Community Impact staff)

Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5. (Community Impact staff)

Galveston County COVID-19 cases have reached 9,168 as of Aug. 5. A total of 107 cases were reported Aug. 4, and another 62 were reported Aug. 5.

Of the 9,168, 5,345 are active. Another 3,750 cases have recovered, and 73 have died.

The number of new daily cases is trending down.

From late June through mid-July, the county saw between 102 and 310 new cases per day. Since mid-July, that range has dropped to 45 to 184.

While the number of deaths grew during the highest range of new cases, they did not spike the way the number of cases did.


No one died from the virus in the county from June 12-30. Since July 1, there have been 33 deaths, and the other 40 deaths occurred June 11 and earlier. Over half of COVID-19-related deaths in Galveston County occurred when the number of daily new cases were a fraction of what they were late June through mid-July.

A total of 114,928 tests have been administered in the county, with about 7.98% of tests being positive.
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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