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Local COVID-19 LIVE BLOG: 8/17 - 8/23

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 18:44:10-04

8/23 updates

11:20 p.m. - Kleberg County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases along with three patients who have been removed from isolation. The county has recorded 563 COVID cases during the pandemic and has 118 currently active. Seven of Sunday's reported cases are for children in their teens or younger. One is an infant under the age of 1.

5:40 p.m. - Nueces County officials reported 121 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the pandemic-wide total for the county to 18,069. The county reports 205 COVID patients currently in the hospital and 71 of those in ICU. A total of 862 COVID patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic. And 9,762 COVID patients in Nueces County have recovered during the pandemic.

4:23 p.m. - Five more COVID deaths have been reported in Nueces County, pushin the pandemic-wide death total to 313. The patients were four males and a female with ages ranging in their 50s (2) and 80s (3). The comorbidities of the patients included chronic kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.

12:41 a.m. - Kleberg County reported one more COVID-19 related death and five more COVID-19 cases, pushing the county's cumulative total to 551. The death pushes the county's death total to 21.

8/22 updates

5:10 p.m. - Nueces County officials confirmed 94 new COVID cases on Saturday, pushing the county's pandemic-wide total number of cases to 17,948.

County officials report 859 people have been hospitalized for COVID during the pandemic, including 209 currently in the hospital and 73 of those in ICU. During the pandemic, 9,600 who were diagnosed with COVID have recovered.

4:15 p.m. - Two more COVID deaths have been reported in Nueces County, pushing the pandemic-wide death total to 308. The patients were 2 females with ages ranging in their 70s and 80s. The comorbidities of the patients included hypertension, congestive heart failure, and diabetes.

8/21 updates

5:28 p.m. - Nueces County confirms 254 new cases Friday.

Currently, officials report 206 people in the hospital with COVID-19, 78 of those in intensive care.

3:40 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District confirmed three COVID-19 related deaths Friday.

Two males and one female with ages ranging in their 40's and 80's died with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

8/20 updates

9:40 p.m. - Kleberg County and Kingsville are reporting one COVID-19 related death and four new cases in its evening update. Their total number of reported cases is now 545, and they have had 20 novel coronavirus-related deaths. One of the new reported cases is a man in his 20s, and three teens.

5:30 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting 108 new cases, bringing its total reported cases to 17,600. Of those patients, 220 remain hospitalized, with 78 in the ICU. A total of 9,356 patients have recovered.

4:24 p.m. - Jim Hogg is reporting 69 COVID-19 cases. They are also reporting two deaths and 60 recoveries.

4:05 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District confirms three COVID-19 related deaths Thursday.

The patients were a man and two women with ages between 90 and 90. Hypertension was one of their comorbidities.

2:35 p.m. - Calallen ISD officials confirm a "pocket" of positive cases at Calallen East Elementary.

2:30 p.m. - Kleberg County and Kingsville confirm 12 more COVID-19 cases bringing its total to 541 and active count to 117 with nine more removed from isolation.

Officials say one case involves a baby boy younger than a year old.

Kleberg officials expect a second report later this evening.

8/19 updates

5:01 p.m. - Nueces County reports 172 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the pandemic-wide total to 17,494. Of those number, 224 remain in the hospital with 80 of those in ICU. The county reports 9,321 patients recovered during the pandemic.

3:55 p.m. - Nueces County reports five new additional COVID-19 deaths, pushing the county's pandemic-wide total to 300. The patients were two males and three females with ages ranging in their 30s, 60s (2), and 80s (2). The comorbidities of the patients included hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

8:35 a.m.- Jim Wells County reports seven new additional COVID-19 cases, bringing their total up to 879 cases.

8:15 a.m.- Kleberg County confirms one additional COVID-19 death. They also report 12 new additional cases. The newly confirmed novel coronavirus cases raise their cumulative count in Kleberg County to 529.

8/18 updates

4:15 p.m. - Nueces County reports five new COVID-19 deaths, pushing the county total to 295 during the pandemic. The patients were two males and three females with ages ranging in their 60s (2), 70s, and 90s (2).

3:36 p.m. - Jim Hogg County reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, two new COVID-19 related deaths, and 58 recoveries.

3:35 p.m. - Duval County confirms 205 COVID-19 cases. County officials say six have died and 132 have recovered.

8/17 updates
5:50 p.m. - Nueces County reported 80 new cases Monday, bring the county's total reported number to 17,124. Of those patients, 230 remain in the hospital, with 87 of them in ICU.

4:03 p.m. - Nueces County reports three deaths. The patients were all women, and were in their 60s, 70s and 90s.

3:50 p.m. - Aransas County reports 187 new COVID cases.

2:38 p.m. - San Patricio County reports 27 new cases. Of the 1141 total cases for the county, 917 have recovered.

12:30 p.m.- A veteran Corpus Christi Independent School District teacher has died from COVID-19.

8:30 a.m. - Jim Wells county reports 17 new cases this morning, raising the total to 841.

8:15 a.m. -Brooks County reports 1 additional case today, raising the case total to 148. The county also has 6 deaths. 43 active and 99 recovered.

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