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Nueces County reported 342 new COVID-19 cases and one related death Monday afternoon.
There have been 31,613 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 3,105 active cases.
Twenty-one of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,221 of the county’s total cases.
Of the new cases, 253 were confirmed, 64 were probable and 25 were suspected positives. There have been 22,544 confirmed, 8,107 probable and 962 suspected cases total
The county reported a man in his 60s died from the virus on Monday. He had diabetes and hypertension. There have been 586 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.
There were 190 patients in the hospital on Monday, with 56 in the ICU. There have been 4,839 hospitalizations total and 27,922 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 — 22,544 (new: 253)
- Probable positive — 8,107 (new: 64)
- Suspected positive — 962 (new: 25)
- Deaths — 586 (new: 1)
- Hospitalized — 4,839
- Currently in hospital — 190
- In intensive care — 56
- Recovered — 27,922 *
* 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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