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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Galveston County Health District announces 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County

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The Galveston County Health District today announced 14 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 106.

To date, 1,156 Galveston County residents have been tested. This number does not include Galveston County residents who may have been tested outside the county.

To see a breakdown of all cases, including information on total recovered, total hospitalized, total quarantined and case counts by city, as well as additional information, please visit https://www.gchd.org/about-us/news-and-events/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/galveston-county-confirmed-covid-19-cases?fbclid=IwAR1NkJPIoHTWJkdIuazP-z4smaHYMG4_k0klWexpmj8WUFMfSHDTmmda_N4

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and whether you should be tested. 

The Galveston County Health District opened an information call center to answer questions about COVID-19. You can reach the call center at 409-938-7221, option 1

HOW CAN I AVOID INFECTION WITH COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • 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% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines and recommendations
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask:
    • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

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