Galveston County COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know in Galveston County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here are the coronavirus data updates to know in Galveston County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know in Galveston County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Galveston County reached 9,376 on Aug. 8, but the total number of daily new cases is still trending down.

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.
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.