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.