On Aug. 6-8, the county saw 208 new cases: 62 on Aug. 6, 61 on Aug. 7 and 85 on Aug. 8. On Aug. 3-5, the county saw 298 cases.
On July 31-Aug. 2, Galveston County saw 265 cases, but Aug. 2 had the fewest daily new cases at 45 since June 14. From late June through mid-July, daily new case counts ranged from 102 to 310, resulting in at least 300 new cases over any three-day stretch during those weeks.
No deaths have been reported since July 27, when three people died from COVID-19. So far, 73 people have died from the coronavirus, and 3,948 have recovered.
More young adults are being infected with the coronavirus than any other age group in Galveston County.
So far, 1,917 people ages 21-30 have contracted COVID-19. Another 1,574 ages 31-40 and 1,413 ages 41-50 have contracted the virus. Meanwhile, 2,697 people age 51 and older and 1,775 people age 20 and under have tested positive for COVID-19.