With the growing number of coronavirus cases throughout the state, several counties in South Texas have reported new positive cases.
Nueces County reported 87 new COVID-19 cases and four related deaths on Feb. 17.
There has been 96,751coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 2,844 active cases.
Sixteen of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 7,598 of the county’s cases.
Of the new cases, 51 were confirmed, 28 probable and 8 suspected positive. There have been 62,128 confirmed, 28,209 probable and 6,414 suspected positive.
There have been 1,433 COVID-19 related deaths in Nueces County since March 2020.
There were 110 patients in the hospital, with 33 in the ICU. There have been 9,843 hospitalizations total and 92,474 recoveries.
Total: 96,751 total cases, 2,844 active cases, 1,433 deaths
There have been 3,107 confirmed cases, 829 probable cases, and 75 deaths total in Aransas County as of Feb. 17.
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: 3,935 total cases, 75 deaths
San Patricio County
There were 8,621 positive PCR cases, 2,252 probable positives and 324 deaths in San Patricio County.
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: 10,873 total cases, 324 deaths
There are 4,765 confirmed cases, 2,112 probable cases, and 137 deaths in Kleberg County since March 2020.
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: 6,877 total cases, 137 deaths
Jim Wells County
There have been 8,440 confirmed cases, 2,459 probable cases and 197 deaths total in Jim Wells County as of Jan. 17.
The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020.
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: 10,899 total cases, 197 deaths
As of Feb. 17, there were 2,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 790 probable cases in Duval County, according to the DSHS.
The DSHS reported 67 COVID-19 related deaths.
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: 3,228 total cases, 67 deaths
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