With the growing number of coronavirus cases throughout the state, several counties in South Texas have reported new positive cases.
While the number of cases change daily, here’s a roundup of positive COVID-19 cases in South Texas counties.
Nueces County health officials announced four new cases of coronavirus Thursday afternoon.
The new cases bring the county total to 87, according to data from the Health District’s website.
Data shows 39 tests were conducted Thursday by the county, and 75 tests were reported by hospitals.
There have been no coronavirus-related deaths reported in Nueces County, and 13 people have recovered from the virus.
The number of people recovered will not be subtracted from the total number of cases, officials have said.
Total: 87 cases
There have been no new coronavirus cases in Aransas County as of April 14.
Aransas County reported its second positive coronavirus case on April 6.
The person is a man in his 50s and is quarantined at his home, according to a news release. County officials said the case was considered “community acquired.”
“As soon as we receive more detailed information on how the two cases were contracted, we will let you know,” the release reads.
Aransas County reported its first coronavirus case on April 3.
Total: 2 cases
San Patricio County
On April 16, San Patricio County reported no new cases of coronavirus, leaving the total at 10 cases, according to a county news release.
Health officials believe two cases are travel-related, three cases were contracted from known close contact, two were contracted from community spread and three are under investigation, the release states.
The total number of COVID-19 tests reaches 96, the release states.
Residents in San Patricio County can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 361-201-0551 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by email at EOC@co.San-Patricio.tx.us.
San Patricio County officials on April 6 issued a Communicable Disease Control order. This order instructs all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to follow certain procedures to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of the virus. If the individual fails to comply, they may face criminal prosecution as a Class B misdemeanor and/or civil court proceedings. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and as long as six months in jail.
If you have questions relating to the order, contact the County Attorney’s Office at 361-364-9338.
In March, A McLennan County resident tested positive for COVID-19 in San Patricio County. Because the permanent address of that person is in another county, the positive test result is not counted in San Patricio County.
Total: 10 cases
Kleberg County officials reported two new cases of COVID-19 on April 16.
A middle-aged woman and a middle-aged man are receiving treatment at hospitals, according to a county news release.
The two cases are not related, officials said.
The woman told officials she had close contact with someone who does not live in the area. Officials believe the man contracted the virus through community spread, the release states.
Information about the man has not been disclosed. There are five confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kleberg County. A middle-aged man died from complications of the virus, Kleberg County officials said Monday.
Another person who tested positive for the virus is a student in Austin, but who has a permanent address in Kleberg County. County officials said they will not include that case in county totals.
On April 13, the county reported the Coastal Bend’s first COVID-19-related death. A middle-aged Kingsville man died after complications related to the virus. He was being treated at a Corpus Christi hospital.
Total: 5 cases
Jim Wells County
There have been no new coronavirus cases in Jim Wells County as of April 15.
On April 3, Jim Wells County reported its second positive coronavirus case.
Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez confirmed a 25-year-old woman is the second positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) case for the county, the Alice Echo News Journal reported.
City of Alice Mayor Jolene Vanover confirmed the woman is from Alice; the first case for the city.
The woman “is under doctor’s care at this time. It is unknown at this time if the case is travel related or community spread,” Vanover said. “City of Alice and County officials are all working together to keep this case isolated and are also working closely with the state to prevent any additional cases. It is our understanding that the case is being handled by the resident’s physician and the Texas Department of State Health Services.”
Jim Wells County reported its first positive case of COVID-19 on March 30.
Total: 2 cases
Duval County reported its first positive case of COVID-19 on April 13, according to the Alice Echo News Journal.
Duval County Judge Gilbert Saenz and Duval County Emergency Management Coordinator Sally Lichtenberger confirmed on Monday that a man from Freer has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The man is between the ages of 65 and 70. He is at his residence quarantined and isolated.
County Judge Saenz did not know if the case was travel related or community related. The investigation by the State Health Department is ongoing, the newspaper reported.
“We must continue to work together to make sure and prevent the spread (of the virus) and that to continue to follow recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and State Health Department,” Saenz said.
Total: 1 case
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