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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Galveston County COVID-19 Positive Case Count Rises to 240

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On Sunday, April 5, the Galveston County Health District  announced 18 new positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 240. To date, 2,600 Galveston County residents have been tested.

Cases April 5

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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