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Posted on: March 22, 2020

GCHD COVID-19 Update 3.22.20

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Galveston County Health District (GCHD) announced 2 additional positive COVID-19 cases on Saturday, March 21 and this morning an additional 3 positive COVID-19 in Galveston County residents. This brings the county’s case total to 11.

Saturday, March 21

1st individual: female in her 30s, traveled domestically, presented at an area urgent care and is self-quarantined.

2nd individual: female in her 60s, traveled domestically, presented to an area clinic and is self-quarantined.

Sunday, March 22 

1st individual: male in his 70s, recently traveled domestically, presented at an area clinic, and is self-quarantined.

2nd individual: female in her 20s, no history of travel or contact with another infected person, GCHD believes this is a case of community spread, presented to an area emergency room and is currently self-quarantined.

3rd individual: female in her 50s, no history of travel or contact with another infected person, GCHD believes this is a case of community spread, presented at an area clinic and is self-quarantined.

FOR CONFIDENTIALITY PURPOSES, the health district is not releasing additional identifying information.  GCHD is conducting investigations and is working to quickly identify close contacts for both cases.  The health district does not comment case specifics, including the person’s city of residence or what businesses they may have visited. 

Governor Abbott to provide an update on the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19 this afternoon, Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at the State Capital. Tune into your favorite local TV station to watch the update live.

Debi Hart, Director of Communications & Marketing

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