The Galveston County Health District announced 107 new cases of coronavirus among Galveston County residents Tuesday, bringing the total up to 9,106.
The district also announced 99 new recoveries on Tuesday. To date, 3,642 residents have recovered after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The number of people who have died because of COVID-19 remains at 73.
As of Tuesday, 113,798 Galveston County residents have been tested for COVID-19.
About 33.1 percent of the county's 342,139 population has now been tested.
About 8 percent of people tested have been positive for COVID-19, according to the health district.
The county health district began testing people for COVID-19 on March 2.
As of Tuesday, 3,878 people had tested negative for antibodies and 252 had tested positive, according to the health district.
A negative test result means the person hasn't had and doesn't currently have COVID-19, according to the health district. A positive test result means the person previously had or currently has COVID-19.
A total of 93 Galveston County residents were hospitalized because of COVID-19 Tuesday, the district said. It is the highest number of people reported hospitalized by the virus since 98 people were reported hospitalized on July 3.
There were 163 people in Galveston County hospitals being treated for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Of those, 114 were in general use beds and 49 were in ICU beds.
Galveston County intensive care units were at 95.7 percent base capacity on Tuesday, according to the council. About 52 percent of intensive care beds were being used to treat COVID-19 patients, according to the council.
League City has the most diagnosed cases among local cities in the county, with 2,087, and Galveston has the second most with 1,830 cases.
There's a total of 403 Galveston County cases tied to long-term care facilities within the county, which includes residents and employees, according to the health district. To date, 39 of the county's COVID-19 related deaths are connected to long-term care facilities.
Of the 9,106 people who have tested positive, 31.65 percent, or 2,882 people, are white; 13.55 percent, or 1,234 people, are Black; 33.6 percent, or 3,063 people, are Hispanic or Latino; and 1.4 percent, or 126 people, are Asian.
Residents in Galveston County are 56.7 percent white, 12.2 percent black, 25 percent Hispanic or Latino and 3.25 percent are Asian, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the virus.
People with mild illness recover in about two weeks; those with more severe illness might take three to six weeks to recover, according to the World Health Organization.