Galveston County reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths since Sept. 25; case fatality rate remains at 1.2%

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

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

Less than 9% of the 11,715 COVID-19 cases in Galveston County are considered currently active, according to the latest data from the Galveston County Health District.

GCHD has reported an additional 140 coronavirus cases and five new deaths since Sept. 25. The new case count total reflects an average of about 23 cases per day over the last six days. The 145 total deaths represent a case fatality of 1.2%.


Of the total positive cases, 3,136, or 27%, have been in League City. Galveston and Texas City have seen 2,250 and 1,945 cases, respectively, and Friendswood has seen a total of 757 positive cases, according to GCHD data. Just over a third of the total active cases are in League City.

Nearly 2,400 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 Oct. 1. However, no county residents under age 31 have died from COVID-19. Nearly 4,300 total residents ages 0-30 have recovered from the coronavirus, per GCHD data.

There are currently 67 people hospitalized with COVID-19, mainly concentrated in League City, Texas City and Galveston. Residents age 71 and older make up 55% of the total number of current hospitalizations. More than 400 total people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Oct. 1.

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.


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