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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count Rises to 118

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On Wednesday, April 1, the County Health District (GCHD) announced 12 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 118. To date, 1,206 Galveston County residents have been tested. Of those that have tested positive, 49 are League City residents. 

Below is a breakdown for April 1 , 2020 of all cases in Galveston County including information on total recovered, total hospitalized, total quarantined and case counts by city, as well as additional information.

Cases April 1

The GCHD recommends the following hygiene practices:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues are not available, cough and sneeze in your elbow. Do not cough and sneeze in your hands.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The GCHD also recommends the following social distancing practices:

  • Avoid all gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet separation from others.
  • Limit contact with people outside of your household.  Avoid social visits.
  • Limit visits and keep your distance from older relatives, especially those who are at a higher risk for developing serious COVID-19 illness.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.gchd.org/coronavirus.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the GCHD information call center at 409.938.7221, option 1.

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