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Nueces County reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

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Nueces County reports 259 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Nueces County reported 124 new COVID-19 cases and seven related deaths on Friday.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 16,527. There are 8,120 active cases. They are still under investigation to determine their transmission.

Due to data received from the state, 35 cases were added to Friday’s case total. City manager Peter Zanoni said Friday’s total would be 89 without the additional cases.

Of the new cases, 88 were confirmed positives and 36 were probable positives. There have been a total of 13,273 confirmed positives and 3,254 probable positives.

The county reported seven new COVID-19-related deaths Friday afternoon, bringing the total to 277.

The seven patients were four women and three women, with one in his or her 50s, one in his or her 60s, four in their 70s, and one in his or her 90s. They had pre-existing conditions, including hypertension, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and diabetes.

There have been 810 hospitalizations; 259 are currently in the hospital. There are 102 in the intensive care unit. There have been 8,130 recoveries.

Nueces County cases

The city of Corpus Christi website gives a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the county. The genders are not included in the age range breakdown on the website. 

  • Travel-related — 65
  • Person to person (close contact) — 188
  • Community transmission —  15,981
  • Under investigation — 169
  • Probable positive — 3,218 (new: 43)

Patient status

  • Deaths — 277 (new: 7) 
  • Hospitalized — 805
  • Currently in hospital — 259
  • In intensive care — 102
  • Recovered — 7,920

* The number of people recovered will not be subtracted from the total number of cases, officials have said. 

Testing numbers

  • Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District; along with other state of Texas public testing labs – 16,773
  • *Hospitals/Clinics/Physicians – 39,826
  • Total – 56,599

*Hospital data includes number of tests requested through Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Christus Spohn, and Corpus Christi Medical Center. The figures don’t include tests requested by individual doctors in Nueces County. Not all tests have been completed, according to the website.

Coronavirus hotline

If you think you may have the virus, contact the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200 and a representative will give you instructions.

People who live with COVID-19-positive employees of STX Beef and those who live with an employee who has had contact with another COVID-19-positive employee can get tested for free. Those who want to get tested do not need to be showing symptoms. To get tested call 361-414-6700.

Ashlee Burns covers trending and breaking news in South Texas. See our subscription options and special offers at Caller.com/subscribe

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