LOCAL COVID-19 BLOG: 5/21 to 5/31

County Judge Barbara Canales is aiming  for an order requiring facemasks inside local businesses.
Posted at 4:17 PM, May 25, 2020

Here's the place to come for the latest coronavirus-related news from the Coastal Bend. Check here often throughout the day for updates about our area and its response to this extraordinary, life-changing event.

You will find the latest information at the top of the story and all previous reported information below. We hope that including all these reports in one place will paint a more complete picture of the local response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The daily weekday live-stream briefings from city and council officials have been changed to weekly. City Manager Peter Zanoni announced the new schedule last week. The weekly briefings will be live streamed on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. until further notice. Texas A&M officials provide their demographical spin during reports from City Hall each Friday at 3 p.m. You can watch all of these events on

Daily updates will continue to be provided via press releases and be updated here in our live blog.

5/31 updates:

4:33 p.m. - Nueces County reports 1 new case. This brings the total number of cases to 275. As of today, 4 cases are in the hospital, 3 of those in the intensive care unit. 148 patients have recovered from the virus and 3 have died, according to the county.

5/30 updates:

5 p.m. - Nueces County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19.

5/29 updates:

4:45 p.m. No new cases are being reported in Nueces County. Total remains at 268. 148 patients have recovered.

5/28 updates:

5:10 p.m. No new cases of cornonavirus were reported Thursday in Nuecess County, keeping the county's total at 268. The county's most recent figures indicate 148 cases of COVID-19 have recovered in the county.

3:40 p.m. San Patricio County is reporting one new case, bringing the county's COVID-19 total to 33. Currently, the county has seven active cases The immediate risk of transmission in the county is minimal, according to the San Patricio Couty Department of Public Health's Facebook page.

5/27 updates:

4:30 p.m. Nueces County has added two (2) additional cases to its tally bringing the total to 268. Of those, 140 people have recovered. Seven people are in the hospital.

3:00 p.m. San Patricio County is reporting three (3) new cases bringing the county's total to 32. Currently, the county has nine (9) active cases.

5/26 updates:
4:45 p.m. Nueces County is reporting 3 new cases bringing the total to 266. Of those, 135 recovered.

5/25 updates:

4:57 p.m. - Nueces Co. reports one new COVID-19 case. This brings the total case number to 263. Of those, 6 are in the hospital, 3 of those patients are in the intensive care unit. The county reports 128 total recoveries and the total death count remains at 3.

4:23 p.m. - Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid & City of Kingsville Mayor Sam Fugate have reported one additional confirmed COVID-19 case.

3:45 p.m. San Patricio County is reporting one (1) new case bringing the county's total to 29. There are nine (9) active cases. The County has yet to receive the results from the Aransas Pass or Portland mobile test collection sites.

See last week's live blog here.