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Nueces Co.: More than 500 tested for COVID-19 Tuesday

The director of public health told council members the city has done more testing than San Antonio.
Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 21:42:27-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi City Council was given an update Tuesday from the city-county public health district on where Nueces county is in the fight against COVID-19.

Director of Public Health Annette Rodriguez told council members that the city has done more testing than San Antonio. On Tuesday, more than 800 people were registered to get tested, and 537 of those who were registered showed up.

Rodriguez also said she expects the county to pass the 212 cases reported the week of June 19.

Meanwhile, health officials are seeing more complaints about upper-respiratory problems related to the novel coronavirus than before.

“You are seeing people with sore throats," Rodriguez said. "You are seeing people with congestion. They are also saying ‘I just thought I had allergies, I just felt like allergies.’ But they are actually becoming positive with COVID-19.”