Coronavirus: Here's a list of counties in South Texas with positive COVID-19 cases

With the growing number of coronavirus cases throughout the state, several counties in South Texas have reported new positive cases. 

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Nueces County

Nueces County reported 172 new COVID-19 cases and three related deaths on Jan. 22.

There have been 33,808 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 3,135 active cases.

Twelve of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,295 of the county's total cases.

Of the new cases, 94 were confirmed, 52 were probable and 26 were suspected positives. There have been 23,669 confirmed, 8,966 probable and 1,173 suspected cases total

The county reported  three women in their 50s and 60s died from the virus on Friday. They had diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. There have been 625 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.

There were 178 patients in the hospital on Friday, with 52 in the ICU. There have been 4,944 hospitalizations total and 30,048 recoveries.

Nueces County testing information:

Davies Medclinic and Love Automotive group will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at 4401 S. Padre Island Dr, directly behind Love PreOwned AutoCenter on Flynn and Corona.

“Davies MedClinic with Love” will have the capacity to mobilize and administer painless antigen rapid tests delivering results in 15 minutes showing 96% accuracy, a news release states.

PCR tests and antibody tests will also be available. Results can be delivered electronically to the patient, their employer, the CDC and any other pertinent party through a Passport App using a barcode and information provided by the patient.

For more information on the event, contact Marion Luna Brem at 361-947-3020.

Total: 33,808 total cases, 3,135 active cases, 625 deaths

Aransas County

There were 607 confirmed cases, 120 active cases and 25 deaths total in Aransas County on Jan. 10.

On Jan. 14, Aransas County announced it would continue its temporary closure at its county courthouse until Jan. 11 after a possible COVID-19 exposure. The courthouse has remained closed to the public since Dec. 17.

The county courthouse will allow the public to make appointments where a representative will meet them on the first floor or individuals can utilize the county's drop box location for payments, paperwork, etc.

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: 607 total cases, 120 active COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

San Patricio County

Heath care workers conduct COVID-19 testing at the Corpus Christi's drive-thru testing center at the old Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital parking lot on Friday, April 3, 2020.

San Patricio County reported 302 new cases and six COVID-19 deaths on Jan. 15. 

The county's case total is 3,450. There are 263 active cases and 2,304 recoveries total. On Jan. 15, the county reported 302 cases and 78 recoveries that were totaled since Jan. 1. 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 107 COVID-19-related deaths in San Patricio County.

Total: 3,450 total cases, 263 active COVID-19 cases, 107 deaths

Kleberg County

Kleberg County announced five new COVID-19 cases, one additional probable cases and one death on Jan. 22.

There are 1,565 total confirmed and 444 probable cases. There are now 248 active cases.

There have been 64 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.

Total: 1,565 total cases, 248 active COVID-19 cases, 64 deaths 

Jim Wells County

Bobby Rankin, practice manager of Physicians Express, holds up a COVID-19 test kit on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The practice received a limited amount of test kits and is making appointments to see patients in its office on Santa Fe Street, which opened on Thursday. Individuals who think they may have coronavirus will first be tested for the flu and strep throat, treated with anitiviruals for seven days and if they are still ill then they will receive a test, Rankin said.

Jim Wells County reported five new cases on Jan. 21. The county total is 3,044.

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 555 active COVID-19 cases, 431 probable cases and 2,844 recovered cases in Jim Wells County.

The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020. There have been a total of 70 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.

COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE:

JJim Wells County will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson St. in Alice.

No pre-registration is required. Registration will be conducted from one's vehicle at 7 a.m. Vaccinations are only available for those eligible in Phase 1A and 1B (health care workers and first responders, people 65 years or older, people 16 years or older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at risk). 

Total: 3,044 total cases, 555 active COVID-19 cases, 70 deaths

Duval County

Heath care workers conduct COVID-19 testing at the Corpus Christi's drive-thru testing center at the old Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital parking lot on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Duval County reported 36 new cases, 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.

COVID-19 VACCINE:

The Community Action Health Center Corporation 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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