CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —

Wednesday, April 8

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Corpus Christi and Nueces County officials have reported a total of 69 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County.

33 cases have been determined to be travel-related. 16 were determined to be person-to-person, 11 community transmission, and 9 are still under investigation.

There have still been 0 deaths from COVID-19 in Nueces County.

Tuesday, April 7

Bee County confirms first positive case of COVID-19. The woman is between the ages of 45 - 50. The county saying she is in "fair condition" at this time. The case is under investigation. It is unsure at this time how the virus was transmitted. 

Nueces County, City report 65 cases of the coronavirus. 30 cases have been determined to be travel-related. 11 were determined to be person-to-person, 16 community transmission, and 8 are still under investigation.

There have still been 0 deaths from COVID-19 in Nueces County.

Driscoll Children's Hospital announced updates to the visitor policy in place at their hospital and clinics.

READ ABOUT IT HERE: Driscoll Children's Hospital announces updated visitor policy due to coronavirus concerns

Monday, April 6

According to Nueces County, 6 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed. 

Aransas County confirms 2nd positive case. The county saying the case was transmitted by community spread. The individual is a male, in his 50's, and is currently quarantining at home.

San Patricio County reports its 7th case of the coronavirus. The county saying both patients are females, between the ages of 50 - 60, and they are in stable condition. At this time, the county is unsure of how the virus was transmitted; both of the cases are under investigation.

RELATED: County-by-County Breakdown: How many cases of COVID-19 are there in the Coastal Bend?

Five Brooks County Independent School District employees were placed on quarantine after one of them had third-party contact with a nurse who tested positive for COVID-19. That employee's relative is being tested, and results are still pending. That employee and four others they had minimal contact with have been placed on quarantine as a precaution. None are showing symptoms.

RELATED: Five Brooks County ISD employees, one spouse asked to quarantine after third-party contact with a COVID-19 patient

Sunday, April 5

As of Sunday, the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County is at 53. 29 of those are travel related. 10 cases of the disease have been passed by person to person contact, 5 cases are currently under investigation, and 9 cases were reportedly spread through community transmission.

According to health officials, there have been 3 new cases confirmed since yesterday.

Saturday, April 4

As of Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., there are now 50 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nueces County.

"Nueces County Public Health District is tracking and updating COVID-19 data daily. Information regarding COVID-19 cases is provided on www.cctexas.com/coronavirus and new case data will be posted at 4:30 p.m. daily," stated city health officials.

According to the update from Nueces County health officials, they have their first case of the coronavirus in the 0 to 19 years age group. 

City health officials are recommending the public to wear masks as they go outside, run errands, or go to the grocery store.

National health officials have now confirmed that the coronavirus can be transmitted when airborne. 

There are several videos circulating around social media on how to make a simple cloth mask to cover your face and nose as you leave the house for essentials.  

As community transmission has now been confirmed in the Nueces County, it is important to start taking extra precautions such as wearing cloth face masks and only going out into public if it is absolutely necessary. 

Friday, April 3

All three employees at Gregory Portland ISD who were experiencing symptoms related to the virus back in March, have now tested positive for COVID-19. The employees had been working on the campus between March 18th through the 20th.

Gregory-Portland ISD administration stated, "this employee was the last of three who reported symptoms and had been working at G-P Middle School."

The City of Corpus Christi says that the COVID-19 test administered to the Fire Captain earlier today came back negative, which clears five other firefighter-paramedics to return to work.

The City says the firefighters had secondary exposure to COVID-19 via the Fire Captain whose spouse tested positive for COVID-19. The Fire Captain will be quarantined at home.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, Corpus Christi and Nueces County officials have reported a total of 47 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County.

27 cases have been determined to be travel-related. 4 were determined to be person-to-person, 8 community transmission, and 8 are still under investigation. There have still been 0 deaths from COVID-19 in Nueces County.

15 new tests were given Friday in Nueces County. An additional 230 have been given inside of hospitals with 0 test results reported thus far. 183 tests have been administered by private commercial labs and results are pending, resulting in 505 tests total in Nueces County.

San Patricio County reports another positive case of the coronavirus, bringing the county's total case number to four. The county says the patient is a male between the ages of 55-60 and will not require hospitalization. At the moment, it is unsure how the virus was transmitted to this person.

Driscoll Children's Hospital has announced that a physician at their Quick Care-Victoria after-hours clinic has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to officials, the physician was tested for the virus after having contact with a COVID-19 positive patient at another facility. However, the physician is asymptomatic.

Thursday, April 2

City of Corpus Christi announces that the spouse of a CCFD Fire Captain tested positive for COVID-19. The City says that five firefighters had secondary exposure to COVID-19 via the Fire Captain. Friday the Fire Captain will test. 

Kleberg County Commissioners Court announced on their Facebook page that a second case of the coronavirus has been added to their count, but they have since retracted that number stating that they only have one case at this time. 

As of Thursday, the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County is at 41, 1+ since yesterday. 26 of those are travel-related; 3 cases of the disease have been passed by person to person contact; 7 community transmission; and 5 are currently under investigation. 

11 new tests were given Thursday in Nueces County. An additional 183 tests have been administered by private commercial labs and results are pending, resulting in 393 tests total in Nueces County. Nueces County has yet to receive any test numbers and results from our area hospitals.

San Patricio County Department of Public Health announced a 3rd positive case of COVID-19. The county says the patient is a female between the ages of 25-30 and is in stable condition.

Wednesday, April 1

The City of George West announced there are now 2 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in their county. The cases are both travel-related and all persons involved with the patients have been notified. 

As of Wednesday, the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County is at 40. 23 of those are travel related. 3 cases of the disease have been passed by person to person contact. 14 of those cases are currently under investigation. 

22 new tests were administered Wednesday in Nueces County coming out to 199 in total.

The Corpus Christi Independent School District announced Wednesday that one of their employees who was tested for COVID-19 on March 17 received a positive result. The health department said they do not believe there was further exposure on district property related to this case.

RELATED: CCISD employee tests positive for COVID-19

The City of Orange Grove confirmed that a patient that tested positive for COVID-19 is being transferred from Nueces County to Orange Grove, Texas. They will have to comply with an order to remain in quarantine for 14-days and will be monitored by public health personnel.

RELATED: COVID-19 patient being transferred from Nueces County to Orange Grove, must quarantine for 14-days

Tuesday, March 31

As of Tuesday, the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County is at 34. 23 of those are travel related. 3 cases of the disease have been passed by person to person contact. 8 cases are currently under investigation.

23 new tests were administered Tuesday in Nueces County coming out to 177 in total.

RELATED: NUMBERS: How many cases of COVID-19 are there in Nueces County?

10 first responders in Corpus Christi were placed under quarantine out of an abundance of caution after responding to a major accident on Gollihar Road near Ayers. One of the drivers involved in the accident is being tested for COVID-19, and four police officers and six firefighters will remain in quarantine until results come back.

RELATED: 10 Corpus Christi police, firefighters quarantined as precaution after responding to major crash

Monday, March 30

Medical experts across South Texas want to remind you that as more people get tested, more confirmed cases are bound to be discovered. So far, the total positive cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County is at 31.

23 of those are travel-related; only 1 of those cases were passed by person to person contact and 7 of those cases are currently under investigation.

The people affected mostly appear to be in the 40-to 49 and 60-to 69 age groups. 

25 new tests were administered in Nueces County coming out to 154 in total.

 2 confirmed cases have been discovered in San Patricio County and 1 case in Kleberg County.

Jim Wells County's first confirmed COVID-19 case has been residing in Nueces County

This would have been the first known case of COVID-19 living in Jim Wells County. Nueces County officials have been notified and are handling the case.

Sunday, March 29

Corpus of Christi and Nueces County officials confirmed there are now 22 cases of COVID-19 in the Coastal Bend.

The city of Corpus Christi releases data daily on their website regarding the coronavirus pandemic in our community. Information regarding COVID-19 cases are provided on www.cctexas.com/coronavirus.

STATISTICS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 SURVEILLANCE IN NUECES COUNTY SURVEILLANCE IN NUECES COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES BY GENDER CONFIRMED CASES BY AGE GROUP CORPUS CHRISTI AREA TESTING *CCNCPHD LAB IS PART OF THE LABORATORY REPONSE NETWORK AND TESTS SPECIMENS FROM MULTIPLE COUNTIES ____ If you think you have the Coronavirus, please contact the Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200 and a representative will give you instructions.

Four CCPD officers quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19

Nueces County Public Health District confirmed Sunday afternoon that the four police officers ordered to quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure have returned to duty.

"The patient they transported yesterday came back negative for COVID-19 and the officers were cleared to go back to work," stated officials.

Saturday, March 28

Corpus Christi and Nueces County officials confirmed there are now 21 cases of COVID-19 in the Coastal Bend.

According to city health officials, they are continuing to track and update COVID-19 data daily. Information regarding COVID-19 cases are provided on www.cctexas.com/coronavirus.

Four CCPD officers quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19

Four Corpus Christi Police Officers were involved in a call last night which resulted in an arrest and testing for COVID-19. The suspect was transported to the hospital for medical care. Hospital staff determined the suspect had symptoms consistent with the risk of COVID-19. The officers are in quarantine because of the potential exposure.

Friday, March 27

Second group of CCFD firefighters quarantined after potential exposure to COVID-19 on the job.

Two firefighter-paramedics were potentially exposed to COVID-19 after transporting a patient Friday night. The city is now putting them on quarantine because of the potential exposure. This is the second group of firefighters that have been quarantined within the last month.

Several counties and municipalities have enacted stay-at-home orders in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nueces, Kleberg and San Patricio counties are among several that have opted to issue stay-at-home orders in light of the coronavirus threat. Some municipalities such as Port Aransas and Alice have put curfews in place to further protect their communities.

See if the city or county you live in is under a stay-at-home order here.

Corpus Christi and Nueces County officials confirmed there are now 20 cases of COVID-19 in the Coastal Bend.

18 cases have been determined to be travel-related. One was person-to-person, and one is still under investigation.

You can see the latest numbers here.

Mustang Island Park employee being tested for the virus, park will remain closed to the public

Mustang Island State Park will be closed to the public after an employee was deemed to be 'presumed positive' for the virus, according to officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Officials say the employee worked as a collector in the park's office and fee booth and regularly interacted with park visitors. The employee has not been to the park since March 18. 

3News wants to emphasize this person is not a confirmed positive case at this time. 

Read the statement from TPWD here:

"March 27, 2020 – Mustang Island State Park is closed.  Check here for updates.

TPWD was notified of a presumed positive case of COVID-19 at Mustang Island State Park on March 26. This individual is a park employee who works as a fee collector in the park’s office and fee booth and regularly interacts with park visitors. Their last day in the park was March 18. While we have not received official confirmation of a COVID-19 diagnosis, out of an abundance of caution, Mustang Island State Park will remain closed to the public in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff until further notice.  

All camping and day-use reservations scheduled between March 27 and April 6 will be notified about refunds. Check the Texas State Parks Alert Map or the park's website regularly for updates."

CONFIRMED: Kingsville, Kleberg County now has one positive case of COVID-19

One case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Kleberg County. 

This is the first case of the virus in the county. Officials say the person is from Kingsville. 

Officials have not yet released the person's age, gender, condition or how the person became infected.

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Kleberg County announced a stay-at-home order for the county beginning March 27th, 11:59 p.m. until April 8th, 2020.

"If people will follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines set out by the CDC and the Governor's Office, the sooner we will get back to our normal lives," said Mayor Sam Fugate. 

Gregory-Portland Middle School closed to all staff after 3 employees display symptoms of coronavirus, district officials say.

An employee with the Gregory-Portland Independent School District is awaiting test results after showing symptoms of COVID-19 according to district officials. 

The information was released in a statement from the district. Read it below:

"TO: G-PISD Parents/Guardians & Staff

Gregory-Portland ISD has been notified that three (3) District employees have exhibited some of the symptoms of COVID-19. These three individuals reported having been near one another simultaneously while on campus, and of the three, only one (1) qualified to be tested for COVID-19 (results are currently pending). Out of respect for the privacy of the employee(s), the District is not able to provide additional information. However, please be assured that the District is cooperating with the San Patricio County Health Department and is assisting in identifying any other individuals who may have come into contact with this/these individual(s) in recent days.

The District believes that these employees were at G-P Middle School between March 18-20, 2020. We encourage any individuals who were present at this location on those dates to take necessary precautions for their health and safety of themselves and their families. Please also be advised that G-PISD staff has been actively working to keep all areas at campuses and facilities as clean as possible, with heightened procedures in recent weeks for disinfection as a precautionary measure for all employees.

As a result of the latest information, G-PISD will close the G-P Middle School campus to all staff until further notice. No one is to enter the building for any reason until, or unless, expressly advised and approved by the Superintendent."

While there have been no confirmed positive cases in Gregory or Portland as of this writing (8:27am March 27), there are two confirmed cases of the virus in San Patricio County.

Thursday, March 26

City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County update

City or Corpus Christi, Nueces County and Public Health District officials will host a joint news conference at 3 p.m. Thursday to provide the latest updates on COVID-19.

RELATED: Daily updates from City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County officials

2 people from Port Aransas test positive for COVID-19

3News now knows 2 of the 14 positive COVID-19 tests are people from Port Aransas. 

Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan says both cases are travel-related.

Kleberg County to announce stay-at-home orders

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Kingsville Police Department announced earlier today that Kleberg County will host a press conference at 11 a.m. to provide details their plan to implement a stay-at-home order for residents and businesses in the county.  

At the moment there are 0 cases of the coronavirus in Kleberg County. The county has received 12 COVID-19 test results, all which are negative. 

"If people will follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines set out by the CDC and the Governor's Office, the sooner we will get back to our normal lives," said Mayor Sam Fugate.

TAMU-CC employee tests positive for COVID-19, officials say person hasn't been to campus since March 12

A Texas A&M- Corpus Christi is among the 14 people to test positive for COVID-19 in Nueces County, according to an e-mail sent to university employees.

The University says the employee has not been on campus since March 12. The e-mail explains the person did have direct contact with another employee outside of work. All employees within that one department have been notified. According to the University, supervisor's from both employees' areas have been informed and will help to identify anyone else who may have come into contact with the individuals. 

Dr. Kelly Miller, president and CEO of the university, stated this in the e-mail:

"Although this is not the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nueces County, it is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. I understand that this announcement will cause concern, and I want to assure you that we will continue working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Nueces County Health Department, continuing to follow all recommendations. Since the national COVID-19 outbreak began, all buildings and high-volume touchpoints on campus have been and will continue to be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Privacy laws prevent us from releasing more specific information publicly.

As I noted in my message yesterday, any individual who is in a high-risk category should not be required to come to campus, even if their position is deemed essential. Once again, CDC recommends, and I urge you to follow these preventative measures to stop the spread of germs, including those associated with COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid shaking hands;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
  • Do not come to work when you are sick;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard used tissues, and;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleanser.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath), please contact your medical provider. You should inform your medical provider in advance of arriving at their office so they can take the proper precautions. Faculty and staff should notify their supervisor if they test positive for COVID-19 and students should inform the University Health Center at seas@tamucc.edu, so the University can take appropriate steps to prevent the spread of illness.

The safety of all Islanders and our larger community remains our top priority. Please join me in extending our thoughts and prayers to our fellow Islander and their family as they face this challenge head on. Continue to take care of yourselves, your families, and your fellow Islanders. Together, we will get through these difficult times."

Wednesday, March 25

14 people test positive for COVID-19 in Nueces County, one case is person-to-person transmission

The City of Corpus Christi, City-County Public Health District officials held a news conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday to provide the latest updates on COVID-19.

They shared numbers that were released Tuesday evening and promised that each day at 4:30 p.m., the public and media will be provided with numbers that will be current as of 4 p.m. that day.

As promised, updated numbers were released at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and confirmed that Nueces County now has 14 cases of COVID-19. Among them is the first person-to-person contact case in the county.

RELATED: COVID-19: How many cases are there in Nueces County?

Public gatherings restricted through mid-April

City Manager Peter Zanoni also reminded the public that a City Council order limiting gatherings in Corpus Christi was extended through mid-April.

Because of that, along with Centers for Disease Control recommendations to limit gatherings to no more than 10 people, Easter weekend festivities at Labonte and West Guth parks have been cancelled this year. That includes camping and the use of barbecue sites.

Stay-At-Home order issued for Nueces County

Meanwhile, Coastal Bend leaders have been considering a possible stay-at-home order for Nueces County and touched on that subject briefly. However, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday no stay-at-home order is in place.

That changed during a news conference hosted at 4 p.m. by Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, who officially signed a stay-at-home order for the county.

Mayor Joe McComb joined 3News at 6 p.m. via telephone to discuss the latest developments. Watch the interview below:

The order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. March 26, 2020, and will continue until 11:59 p.m. April 8, 2020. Read the full order here.

For the latest coronavirus updates in the Coastal Bend, click here.

City of Robstown announces first positive case of COVID-19

The City-County Health District confirmed Wednesday afternoon the first positive case of COVID-19 in Robstown, Texas.

This patient is included in the 14 cases currently in Nueces County.

Officials said the patient is a female between 70-80 years of age. She has been hospitalized.

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, the City of Robstown said the City-County Health District "is working with health officials on contact tracing to limit further transmission."

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