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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID cases in Galveston County are on the rise. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread.

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COVID-19 updates from the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Galveston County Health District report a concerning increase in new cases. Be safe and smart over the holidays. Click for info & tips --->

Here's an update on COVID-19 numbers published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Today Galveston County Health District reported:

  • 207 additional #COVID19 cases
  • 139 additional recoveries
  • 238,338 total tests administered

GCHD says there has been a concerning increase in new cases, and Galveston County's positivity rate has doubled over the past month.

Please continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear a face covering in public spaces
  • Stay at least 6 feet from other people
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Get daily updates with the GCHD COVID-19 dashboard: www.gchd.org/coviddashboard and visit www.gchd.org/testing for testing information. 

Over the past seven days, #Texas averaged:

  • 11,659 new cases a day
  • 9,269 current hospitalizations
  • 188 new fatalities reported a day

Texas Department of State Health Services reported today that hospitalizations continue to rise.

Texas is currently averaging 188 new COVID-19 fatalities reported each day. These are your fellow Texans, neighbors, and loved ones. Simple steps save lives, possibly your own. Be safe and smart over the holidays. For COVID-19 holiday safety steps visit https://bit.ly/3n6X3x4. 

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