NUECES COUNTY, Texas — The Nueces County District Attorney's Office announced via Facebook that Judge Joe Benavides was battling the coronavirus in the ICU, but has since been moved to a regular room at a local hospital. Benavides has been battling COVID-19 since July 3 when he was admitted into the hospital.
District Attorney Mark Gonzalez said Benavidez is feeling better and will be moved to a regular room. We wish Judge Benavides a speedy recovery.
Benavides serves the Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 in Nueces County. Currently, 88 patients are in the ICU in our local hospitals.
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