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 127 new COVID-19 cases and seven  related deaths on Sept. 30.

There have been 65,244 coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 1,914 active cases.

Seven of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 6,438 of the county's cases.

Of the new cases, 73 were confirmed, 45 probable and 9 suspected positives. There have been 41,240 confirmed, 18,942 probable and 5,062 suspected positive.

Five men and two women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s died from the virus. They had diabetes, heart disease, end stage renal disease, liver disease, and cancer, a news release stated.

There have been 1,197 COVID-19 related deaths in Nueces County since March 2020.  

There were 168 patients in the hospital, with 67 in the ICU. There have been 8,673 hospitalizations total and 62,133 recoveries.

Total: 65,244 total cases, 1,997 active cases, 1,197 deaths

Aransas County

There have been 1,942 confirmed cases, 562 probable cases, 195 active cases and 58 deaths total in Aransas County as of Sept. 30.

There have been 2,251 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: 2,504 total cases, 195 active COVID-19 cases, 58 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.

There were 5,136 are positive PCR cases, 492 active cases, 1,548 probable positives and 5,938 recoveries 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: 6,684 total cases, 492 active COVID-19 cases, 254 deaths

Kleberg County

There are 2,912 confirmed cases, 1,293 probable cases, and 124 deaths in Kleberg County since March 2020. There were 178 active cases.

There have been 3,903 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: 4,205 total cases, 178 active COVID-19 cases, 124 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 5,575 confirmed cases, 1,343 probable cases, 277 active cases and 6,482 recoveries total in Jim Wells County as of Sept. 30.

The first death in the county was reported on June 28, 2020. There have been a total of 159 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: 6,918 total cases, 277 active COVID-19 cases, 159 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 Sept. 30, there were 1,558 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 355 probable cases in Duval County, according to the DSHS.

There were 78 active cases. The DSHS reported 52 COVID-19 related deaths and 1,783 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: 1,913 total cases, 78 active COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths