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GCHD launches new COVID-19 dashboard

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GALVESTON COUNTY – Galveston County Health District (GCHD) on Friday launched a new COVID-19 dashboard to give residents a better visual of the virus in Galveston County. 

“We are excited to launch this new reporting system. It will provide more in-depth data with filter options so that the public can focus on what is most important to them,” said GCHD CEO Kathy Barroso.

The new dashboard will go live at 12:00pm on Friday at www.gchd.org and will replace charts and graphs currently published by the health district. 

The dashboard will update at 12:00pm. Monday-Saturday. 

“The health district has been reporting data based on the date the positive COVID-19 test was reported to us. With this new dashboard, the public will now be able to view data based on the date the test was collected,” Barroso said. “This will give us a more accurate picture of what the positivity rate is based on current cases.”

On September 14, the health district launched HealthCall, a new innovative patient care system to help monitor active COVID-19 cases in Galveston County. Active cases may opt into texts, emails or calls from the health district’s personalized, automated system named “Lisa”. Each day, an active case will be contacted and asked to answer about 10 questions to screen for symptoms and to monitor progress. It all takes about 30 seconds.

It is vitally important that active cases respond to the alerts so that health district nurses can review and monitor changes.

For more information on the dashboard and COVID-19, please visit www.gchd.org/coronavirus. 

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