| Corpus Christi Caller Times
Dr. Salim Surani among first in Corpus Christi to get COVID-19 vaccine
Corpus Christi received 5,850 doses of the vaccine the week of Dec. 14, 2020, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Nueces County reported 188 new COVID-19 cases and three related deaths Monday afternoon.
There have been 30,189 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 2,569 active cases.
One of the new cases was reported by the state. The state has reported 5,199 of the county’s total cases.
Of the new cases, 104 were confirmed, 73 were probable and 11 were suspected positives. There have been 21,681 confirmed, 7,652 probable and 856 suspected cases total.
There were three new deaths reported on Monday. The patients were two women and one man in their 60s and 70s. They had diabetes and hypertension. There have been 557 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.
There were 186 patients in the hospital on Monday, with 57 in the ICU. There have been 4,633 hospitalizations total and 27,063 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 — 21,681 (new: 104)
- Probable positive — 7,652 (new: 73)
- Suspected positive — 856 (new: 11)
- Deaths — 557 (new: 3)
- Hospitalized — 4,633
- Currently in hospital — 186
- In intensive care — 57
- Recovered — 27,063 *
* The number of people recovered will not be subtracted from the total number of cases, officials have said.
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