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Nueces County reports 137 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Jan. 3

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Nueces County reports 137 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths on Jan. 3
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Nueces County reported 137 new COVID-19 cases and four related deaths Sunday afternoon.

There have been 30,001 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 2,516 active cases.

None of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,198 of the county’s total cases.

Of the new cases, 83 were confirmed, 29 were probable and 56 were suspected positives. There have been 21,577 confirmed, 7,579 probable and 845 suspected cases total.

The four who died included three women and one man who were in their 60s and 70s. They had underlying health issues such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension.

There have been 554 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.

There were 183 patients in the hospital on Sunday, with 56 in the ICU. There have been 4,625 hospitalizations total and 26,931 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.

  • Confirmed positive — 21,577 (new: 83)
  • Probable positive — 7,579 (new: 29)
  • Suspected positive — 845 (new: 25)

Patient status

  • Deaths — 554 (new: 4)
  • Hospitalized —  4,625
  • Currently in hospital — 183
  • In intensive care — 56
  • Recovered — 26,931*

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

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.

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