DATA: 9 in every 10 Galveston County COVID-19 cases is now a recovery

Galveston County Health District data shows 9 in every 10 cases of COVID-19 countywide are listed as recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Galveston County Health District data shows 9 in every 10 cases of COVID-19 countywide are listed as recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Galveston County Health District data shows 9 in every 10 cases of COVID-19 countywide are listed as recoveries. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

About 90% of the total COVID-19 cases in Galveston County are now listed as recoveries, according to the latest data from the Galveston County Health District.

GCHD has reported an additional 173 coronavirus cases and one new death since Sept. 17, bringing the total case count to 11,575 on Sept. 25. The new case count total reflects an average of about 22 cases per day over the last eight days.

Just more than 1,000 of the cases—less than 9%—are currently active, according to health department data. The 140 deaths represent a case fatality of 1.2%.

Of the total positive cases, 3,084 or 27% have been in League City. Galveston and Texas City have seen 2,239 and 1,929 cases, respectively, and Friendswood has a total of 735 positive cases, according to GCHD data. A third of the total active cases are in League City.


More than 2,300 positive cases have been reported in residents ages 21-30, the highest of any age group, and 162 of those cases are considered active as of Sept. 25. However, no county residents under the age of 31 have died from COVID-19. More than 4,200 total residents ages 0-30 have recovered from the coronavirus, per GCHD data.



There are currently 72 people hospitalized with COVID-19, mainly concentrated in League City, Texas City and Galveston. Residents ages 71-90 make up 44% of the total number of current hospitalizations. More than 400 total people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Sept. 25.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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