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4:40 p.m.- Nueces County reports zero deaths and 52 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 42,187 with 40,388 recovered.
5:38 p.m.- The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District reports that a Nueces County man between the ages of 40-50 was recently diagnosed with the COVID-19 variant, B.1.525.
This variant was first discovered in Nigeria in December 2020, before also being found in the United Kingdom and France.
In a release, the health district says "This variant is defined by the CDC as a “variant of interest.” This specific strain of SARS-COV-2 has genetic characteristics that may potentially increase the transmission rate and severity of illness and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and treatment."
The patient who was infected with the variant had symptoms of shortness of breath, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and loss of sense of taste and smell. The health district reports that he has recovered from the illness without hospitalization.
They urge everyone to continue to get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance to achieve herd immunity and return to normalcy.
4:10 p.m. - Nueces County officials reported one COVID-19 related death on Friday, pushing the city's fatality total during the pandemic to 807.
The deceased was a male patient in his 70s. His comorbidities included hypertension.
County officials also announced 85 new cases today, pushing the pandemic-wide total for the county to 42,135. Of that total, 40,319 or 95.7 percent, have recovered.
5:02 p.m. - Nueces County officials reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, pushing the pandemic-wide total to 42,050.
There were no new fatalities again on Thursday as the county-wide COVID-19 fatality total during the pandemic remains at 806.
County officials report that 40,250 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
5:25 p.m. - Nueces County reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing the pandemic-wide total to 41,993.
There were no new local COVID-19 deaths reported as the fatality number remains at 806.
County officials reported that 7,656 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized locally during the pandemic. And a total number of 40,222 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
12:20 p.m. - The Corpus Christi Fire Department is changing the way that interested people can contact the Save Our Seniors program.
They have changed the number to 361-926-3900. It is operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This new hotline will be open during those times. The old number won't work anymore.
The SOS hotline not only helps homebound seniors, but also assists people who have transportation issues that keep them from getting to the vaccination clinics.
6:30 p.m. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.
4:30 p.m. - Nueces County reports 43 new cases of COVID-19.
4:40 p.m. - Nueces County reports one death and 51 new cases of COVID-19. The death was a man in his 60's, bringing the death total in the county to 775. There are now 41,797 total COVID-19 cases in the county, with 39,919 recovered.
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