With the growing number of coronavirus cases throughout the state, several counties in South Texas have reported new positive cases.
Nueces County reported 106 new cases and two related deaths on Feb. 10.
There have been 36,546 coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 2,406 active cases.
Four of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,325 of the county’s cases.
Of the new cases, 67 were confirmed, 26 were probable and 13 were suspected positives. There have been 25,204 confirmed, 9,788 probable and 1,554 suspected cases total.
Two men in their 60s and 80s died from the virus on Wednesday. They had diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, according to a news release. There have been 674 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.
There were 147 patients in the hospital on Wednesday, with 49 in the ICU. There have been 5,081 hospitalizations total and 33,467 recoveries.
Total: 36,546 total cases, 2,406 active cases, 674 deaths
There were 741 confirmed cases, 136 active cases and 31 deaths total in Aransas County on Feb. 2.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting fatalities based on COVID-19 being the cause of death on death certificates.
DSHS is supporting the county in identifying any close contacts of the patients so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms, the post states.
Total: 741 total cases, 136 active COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths
San Patricio County
San Patricio County reported 104 new cases and nine COVID-19 deaths on Feb. 6.
The county’s case total is 3,889; of which, 2,954 are positive PCR cases. There are 203 active cases, 935 probable positives and 2,751 recoveries total. On Feb. 6, the county reported the 104 new cases were totaled since Jan. 29. The county has conducted 14-day reports since August 2020.
On June 25, 2020, the county reported one case previously assigned to San Patricio County was recorded in an error.
There have been 120 COVID-19-related deaths in San Patricio County.
San Patricio County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:
San Patricio County will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Feb. 11 at the San Patricio County Fairground & Event Center, 219 W. 5th Street in Sinton. The clinic will start at 9 a.m. and will be a walk-in clinic that is appointment only.
If you meet Phase 1 requirements and would like to register for an appointment or get on the vaccine notification list, you can call the county’s hotline at 361-201-0551 or go to https://veoci.com.
Total: 3,889 total cases, 203 active COVID-19 cases, 120 deaths
Kleberg County announced nine new COVID-19 cases, two probable cases and one related death on Feb. 11.
There are 1,750 confirmed cases and 603 probable cases. There are 269 active cases.
There have been 75 COVID-19 related deaths in Kleberg County since March 2020.
Kingsville and the county are aware additional suspected COVID-19 deaths are being investigated; however, those cannot be confirmed until Texas DSHS reviews the data and confirms it with each individual’s primary physician.
DSHS Region 11 is no longer reporting transmission type; however, the agency is reporting a “pervasive community spread” of COVID-19 in the region.
Kleberg County is working with DSHS to assure that all eligible individuals who want the vaccine have access as it is phased in using state guidelines. If you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine under 1A or 1B guidelines, call 361-595-8577 to be placed on a vaccine list.
Kleberg County testing information:
Free COVID-19 testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the city of Kingsville Health Department, 3421 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1355.
Testing is free and you may register ahead of time at GoGetTested.com or register on-site. Testing is open to the public.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:
Kleberg County will administer the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to individuals who received the first dose on Jan. 15.
The vaccines will be distributed at the JK Northway Expo Center. Individuals must have their vaccine card in hand to receive the second dose, according to a news release sent by the county.
Total: 1,750 total cases, 269 active COVID-19 cases, 75 deaths
Jim Wells County
Jim Wells County reported four new cases and one backlogged case on Feb. 11. The county total is 3,356.
On Jan. 21, the county retracted three cases. It is not clear why these cases were removed from the overall total.
On Dec. 2, 2020, Jim Wells reported it had removed one of the cases in its total case count because the individual was living in another county.
On Oct. 13, 2020, the county reported it had removed 44 cases from the total due to “duplicates.” The new case count will be reflected on the DSHS COVID-19 Dashboard on Oct. 15.
There are 314 active COVID-19 cases, 501 probable cases and 3,456 estimated recovered cases in Jim Wells County.
The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020. There have been a total of 79 COVID-19-related deaths in Jim Wells.
No information about the victims has been reported by county officials. The county deaths are delayed due to procedures and privacy laws.
Jim Wells County testing information:
The Texas Dept. of Emergency Management and Jim Wells County will offer free COVID-19 testing 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson St. in Alice.
Total: 3,356 total cases, 314 active COVID-19 cases, 79 deaths
Duval County reported 36 new cases and two backlogged cases on Jan. 3.
The total cases are now 2,621.
There have been 2411 recoveries total. In total, 65 deaths have been reported.
Duval County Testing Information:
Duval County will offer free mobile testing this week in San Diego, Benavides and Freer.
Testing will involve an oral swab testing. No appointment is needed for testing; however, people must register at gogettested.com. It is recommended to not eat or drink 20 minutes before testing.
Duval County will offer the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to residents at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Garza Funeral Home, 4571 FM1329 in San Diego.
The county will administer 330 vaccines to individuals who received their first dose on Jan. 14 at the San Diego Civic Center, according to Sally Litchenberger with the Duval County Emergency Management Team.
The event will be by drive-thru and individuals must have their COVID-19 vaccination cards with them. This card was given to individuals at the first dose clinic.
The Community Action Health Center Corp. of South Texas has partnered with surrounding communities to offer a drive-thru clinic for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines are limited and will be administered to 1A and 1B phases first in accordance with the standards set by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Eligible individuals are encouraged to pre-register online at www.cacost.org.
Total: 2,621 total cases, N/A active COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths
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