Nueces County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19; 114 new tests conducted

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Nueces County health officials announced four new cases of coronavirus Thursday afternoon. 

The new cases bring the county total to 87, according to data from the Health District’s website. 

Data shows 39 tests were conducted Thursday by the county, and 75 tests were reported by hospitals — a total of 114.

There have been no coronavirus-related deaths reported in Nueces County, and 13 people have recovered from the virus. As of Thursday afternoon, one person was in intensive care. 

The number of people recovered will not be subtracted from the total number of cases, officials have said. 

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Customers wait in line to enter Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The discount retailer is allowing 50 people at a time into its stores. Wednesday was its grand opening in Corpus Christi. (Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times)

Nueces County cases

The city of Corpus Christi website gives a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the county. The genders are not included in the age range breakdown on the website. 

Travel-related — 37Person to person — 28Community transmission — 15Under investigation — 7

Gender

Patient status

Total hospitalized — 17Currently in hospital — 3In intensive care — 1Recovered — 13

Ages

0 to 19 years old — 220 to 29 years old — 1330 to 39 years old — 1940 to 49 years old — 1950 to 59 years old — 1160 to 69 years old — 1270 to 79 years old — 1080 to 89 years old — 190+ — 0

City of residence

Corpus Christi — 73Port Aransas — 7Robstown — 2Unincorporated area — 5

ZIP code breakdown

78380 – 578339 – 178410 – 278407 – 178401- 278404 – 478416 – 1178411 – 478413 – 878412 – 1378414- 1278415 – 778418 – 1178373 – 7

Testing numbers

Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District; along with other State of Texas public testing labs – 456  (new: 39)*Hospitals – 835 (new: 75)Total – 1,291

*Hospital data includes number of tests requested through from Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Christus Spohn, and Corpus Christi Medical Center. The figures don’t include tests requested by individual doctors in Nueces County. Not all tests have been completed, according to the website.

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Corpus Christi Fire Department engineer Art Caceres, left, and Battalion Chief Tony Perez attend a donation of masks to the department and police department at the Texas Bridge Credit Union on Thursday, April 16, 2020.  (Photo: Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times)

Coronavirus hotline

If you think you may have the virus, contact the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200 and a representative will give you instructions.

If you have questions about Nueces County’s stay at home order call the county hotline: 361-414-6000.

Alexandria Rodriguez covers breaking news and crime in South Texas.Support local news by checking out our subscription options and special offers at Caller.com/subscribe  

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