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Nueces County reports 164 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths on Jan. 8

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Nueces County reports 164 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths on Jan. 8
Ashlee Burns
| Corpus Christi Caller Times


Nueces County reported 164 new COVID-19 cases and six related deaths Friday afternoon.

There have been 30,985 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 2,839 active cases.

None of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,200 of the county’s total cases.

Of the new cases, 97 were confirmed, 54 were probable and 13 were suspected positives. There have been 22,114 confirmed, 7,966 probable and 905 suspected cases total

Six men in their 40s, 50s, 80s and 90s died from the virus on Friday, a news release from the county said. They had diabetes and hypertension. There have been 577 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.

There were 180 patients in the hospital on Friday, with 55 in the ICU. There have been 4,820 hospitalizations total and 27,569 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 — 22,114 (new: 97)
  • Probable positive — 7,966 (new: 54)
  • Suspected positive — 905 (new: 13)

Patient status

  • Deaths — 577 (new: 6)
  • Hospitalized —  4,820
  • Currently in hospital — 180
  • In intensive care — 55
  • Recovered — 27,569 *

* 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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