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

Ashlee Burns
Corpus Christi Caller Times

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 52 new COVID-19 cases and one related death on April 14.

There have been 40,661 coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 1,192 active cases.

None of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,462 of the county's cases.

Of the new cases, 11 were confirmed and 41 were probable. There have been 26,744 confirmed, 11,109 probable and 2,808 suspected positive.

A women in her 30s died from the virus. She had hypothyroidism and heart disease, a news release stated. There have been 762 COVID-19 related deaths in Nueces County since March 2020. 

There were 51 patients in the hospital, with 13 in the ICU. There have been 7,475 hospitalizations total and 38,707 recoveries.

Total: 40,661 total cases, 1,192 active cases, 762 deaths

Aransas County

There have been 937 confirmed cases, 286 probable cases, 31 active cases and 37 deaths total in Aransas County as of April 14.

There have been 1,155 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: 1,221 total cases, 31 active COVID-19 cases, 37 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 83 new cases and two deaths between March 22 and April 2.

The county's case total is 4,235; of which, 3,228 are positive PCR cases. There are 54 active cases, 1,007 probable positives and 3,956 recoveries total. 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 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: 4,235 total cases, 54 active COVID-19 cases, 146 deaths

Kleberg County

There are 1,902 confirmed cases, 664 probable cases, and 91 deaths in Kleberg County since March 2020. There were 66 active cases.

There have been 2,409 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: 2,566 total cases, 66 active COVID-19 cases, 91 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.

There have been 3,631 confirmed cases, 535 probable cases, 76 active cases and 3,994 recoveries total in Jim Wells County as of April 14.

The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020. There have been a total of 96 COVID-19-related deaths in Jim Wells. 

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. 

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: 4,166 total cases, 76 active COVID-19 cases, 96 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.

As of April 14, there were 1,099 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 122 probable cases in Duval County, according to the DSHS.

There were 13 active cases. The DSHS reported 40 COVID-19 related deaths and 1,168 recoveries.

COVID-19 TESTING:

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.

COVID-19 VACCINE:

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: 1,221 total cases, 12 active COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths