| Corpus Christi Caller-Times
COVID-19 testing: Positivity rates and why they are so important
COVID-19 widespread testing is crucial to fighting the pandemic, but is there enough testing? The answer is in the positivity rates.
Nueces County reported six new COVID-19 cases and one related death on Sunday.
There have been 20,462 coronavirus cases total, of which, 874 are active.
One of the new cases were confirmed positives and five were probable positives. There have been 15,885 confirmed positives and 4,577 probable confirmed positives.
The state has reported 4,043 of Nueces County’s total cases.
Nueces County reported a man in his 80s died. His pre-existing conditions included coronary artery disease and hypertension, according to a news release from the county.
Nueces County has had 413 COVID-19 related deaths since the onset of the pandemic.
There have been 2,642 hospitalizations and 19,588 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.
Probable positive — 4,577 (new: 5)
- Deaths — 413 (new: 1)
- Hospitalized — 2,642
- Currently in hospital — 71
- In intensive care — 28
- Recovered — 19,588*
* 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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