Although I haven’t heard of any official pronouncements. I think the pandemic has crested here in the state of Texas and in Galveston County. Although testing has increased, the reported cases are headed in a downward direction at least for now. The Downward trend is consistent for Texas, Galveston County and larger neighboring Harris County(Houston)
The following charts track the reported days 1-45 which correspond to March 4th to April 19th. The data is pulled from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
There have been a total of of 18923 cases in Texas. With a population of 30,541,978. 0.06% of the population have been reported infected,
The following chart is of Harris County, A much larger county that will have a direct effect on the smaller and neighboring Galveston. As Harris Counties numbers go up or down we can expect Galveston’s number to reflect the changes.
There have been a total of 4653 cases with a population of 4,885,616. 0.10% of the population have been reported infected,
The next chart is of Galveston County.
There have been a total of 450 cases within a population of 335,006. 0.13% of the population have been reported infected,
Because the numbers are lower the chart numbers will be a little choppier.
It’s a little early to be sure, but I believe the numbers are showing a decline in the number of cases. We have accelerated the testing program, so we are catching more cases than we were earlier. So the decay may be actually more dramatic than is shown here.