Galveston County’s active coronavirus cases, hospitalizations down; 5 new deaths reported

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)
Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the latest coronavirus data updates for Galveston County. (Community Impact staff)

Galveston County has reported an additional 105 coronavirus cases since Aug. 24, bringing the total case count to 10,509 on Aug. 28.

About 27% of the cases are active, and 88 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to Galveston County Health District data. Five new deaths from the coronavirus were reported Aug. 28—the first in a week.

There were 8,825 total cases in the county at the start of August, marking a 19% increase over the course of the month. The average COVID-19 positivity rate in the county from Aug. 16-22 was 6%, dropping below 8% for the first time all month.


Galveston and League City have more than 2,000 confirmed cases as of Aug. 28. The case count in Texas City is just over 1,700, and Friendswood has a total of 623 COVID-19 cases.

The county also began displaying antibody test results on the database in mid-June. Nearly 4,400 people have received the testing thus far, with all but 344 of those people testing negative.



Outbreaks at six nursing homes in Friendswood, League City and Texas City have infected a collective 257 people, per health department data. The nursing home outbreaks account for about 6% of the cases in both League City and Texas City and for less than 2% of the total cases in Friendswood.

Breakdowns of Harris County coronavirus data can be found here. For the latest updates from the Texas Medical Center, click here.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.