With the growing number of coronavirus cases throughout the state, several counties in South Texas have reported new positive cases.
Nueces County reported 90 new COVID-19 cases and four related deaths on Sept. 28.
There have been 64,923 coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 1,991 active cases.
Two of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 6,428 of the county’s cases.
Of the new cases, 34 were confirmed, 50 probable and 6 suspected positives. There have been 41,082 confirmed, 18,797 probable and 5,044 suspected positive.
Four men in their 30, 50s and 60s died from the virus. Their comorbidities included diabetes, COPD, heart disease, and morbid obesity, a news release stated.
There have been 1,182 COVID-19 related deaths in Nueces County since March 2020.
There were 174 patients in the hospital, with 72 in the ICU. There have been 8,657 hospitalizations total and 61,750 recoveries.
Total: 64,923 total cases, 1,991 active cases, 1,182 deaths
There have been 1,920 confirmed cases, 556 probable cases, 214 active cases and 56 deaths total in Aransas County as of Sept. 28.
There have been 2,206 recoveries.
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.
Aransas County vaccine information:
Residents may put their name and phone number on a list to be contacted for future vaccination events by going to https://forms.gle/kLvfut9h1S7nC2759.
Total: 2,466 total cases, 214 active COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths
San Patricio County
San Patricio County reported 103 new cases on Sept. 21.
The county’s case total is 6,625; of which, 5,105 are positive PCR cases. There are 498 active cases, 1,520 probable positives and 5,884 recoveries total.
On June 25, 2020, the county reported one case previously assigned to San Patricio County was recorded in error.
San Patricio County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:
San Patricio County will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on March 25 at the San Patricio County Fairground & Event Center, 219 W. 5th St. in Sinton. The clinic will start at 9 a.m. and will be a walk-in clinic that is appointment only.
If you meet 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 http://sanpatem.net/covid19-info/covid-vaccine/.
Total: 6,555 total cases, 498 active COVID-19 cases, 243 deaths
There are 2,900 confirmed cases, 1,287 probable cases, and 124 deaths in Kleberg County since March 2020. There were 193 active cases.
There have been 3,870 recoveries, according to the DSHS.
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 vaccine information:
Appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are available online at www.klebergvaccineclinic.com.
Homebound citizens or those who need assistance may register by calling 361-595-8577.
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.
Total: 4,187 total cases, 193 active COVID-19 cases, 124 deaths
Jim Wells County
There have been 5,532 confirmed cases, 1,340 probable cases, 301 active cases and 6,413 recoveries total in Jim Wells County as of Sept. 28.
The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020. There have been a total of 158 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: 6,872 total cases, 301 active COVID-19 cases, 158 deaths
As of Sept. 28, there were 1,551 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 355 probable cases in Duval County, according to the DSHS.
There were 82 active cases. The DSHS reported 52 COVID-19 related deaths and 1,772 recoveries.
There is free COVID-19 testing at the San Diego Fire Department every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those needing testing may register at the testing site or at www.gogettested.com.
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 vaccines.
Pre-register online at www.cacost.org.
Total: 1,906 total cases, 82 active COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths