CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — According to city officials, the Corpus Christi-Nueces Public Health District has received confirmation of the seventh death of a Nueces County resident due to COVID-19.
"The deceased is a male between the ages of 70 to 79 and was hospitalized in late May. His comorbidities included hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends," stated city officials.
Health officials say the number of hospitalized persons with COVID-19 has increased significantly over a relatively short period of time with 81 currently in the hospital as of June 27, 2020.
"Currently, there are no approved treatments for COVID-19 but convalescent plasma treatment has been used to treat severely ill patients," added officials.
One plasma donation can help treat up to four critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to health officials.
"If you have COVID-19 and are recovering, or you have recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating plasma to the Coastal Bend Blood Center," stated health officials.
For more information on plasma donation and how to donate, contact the Coastal Bend Blood Center at 361-855-4943.
With the increase in the number of hospitalizations, plasma donation is desperately needed.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Nueces County continues to increase, the Health District is urging the public to be responsible for their health and the health of their loved ones by being cognizant of behaviors that might increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.
The public health prevention strategies continue to be our best defense:
- Stay at least 6 feet from others you do not know
- Wear a face covering in public
- Stay home whenever possible
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- If you are sick, stay at home
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