Nueces County reported 254 new COVID-19 cases and three related deaths on Friday.
The new cases bring the total to 17,854 and are considered under investigation to determine their transmission type.
Of the new cases, 220 were confirmed cases and 34 were probable cases. There have been 14,363 confirmed and 3,491 probable cases since the onset of the pandemic.
Nueces County reported three new COVID-19 related deaths Friday afternoon, bringing the total to 306.
The patients were two men and one woman, with one in his or her 40s and two in their 80s. Their pre-existing medical conditions included hypertension and diabetes, a release from the county said.
There have been 852 hospitalizations. There are currently 206 in the hospital and 78 in the ICU.
There have been 9,524 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 — 17,347
- Under investigation — 254
- Probable positive — 3,491 (new: 34)
- Deaths — 306 (new: 3)
- Hospitalized — 852
- Currently in hospital — 206
- In intensive care — 78
- Recovered — 9,5
* 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.
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