DATA: Galveston County averages fewer than 25 new COVID-19 cases per day in October

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 seen approximately 400 new positive COVID-19 cases and three additional coronavirus deaths since the start of October, according to Galveston County Health District data.

A total of 11,715 county residents tested positive for the coronavirus between mid-March and Oct. 1. As of midday Oct. 19, the total has risen to 12,123, and 93% of those cases are considered recoveries, per GCHD data.

The new case count total reflects an average of about 22 new cases per day over the last 18 days. The 148 total deaths represent a case fatality of 1.2%.

Of the total positive cases, 3,279, or 27%, have been in League City. Galveston and Texas City have seen 2,300 and 2,015 cases, respectively, and Friendswood has seen a total of 784 positive cases, according to GCHD data. Just over a third of the 646 total active cases are in League City; about 100 of the active cases countywide are among residents ages 51-60.

Nearly 2,500 total positive cases have been reported in residents ages 21-30, the highest of any age group, and 88 of those cases are considered active as of Oct. 19. However, no county residents under age 31 have died from COVID-19. More than 4,500 total residents ages 0-30 have recovered from the coronavirus, per GCHD data.

There are currently 45 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, mainly concentrated in Texas City and League City. Residents age 71 and older make up 60% of the total number of current hospitalizations. Nearly 390 total county residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Oct. 19.

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.