Nueces County reports two COVID-19 related deaths

Posted at 4:33 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 17:33:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Health officials with the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District report two men died recently due to COVID-19 related issues.

The two men, ranging in their 30s and 70s, had comorbidities like diabetes and heart disease. Further information is not being released for privacy and confidentiality reasons according to health officials.

Doctors said all Nueces County residents must make every effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Associated Press reports coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared. With Election Day just over a week away, average deaths per day across the country are up 10% over the past two weeks, from 721 to nearly 794 as of Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Confirmed infections per day are rising in 47 states, and deaths are up in 34.

Health experts had warned that it was only a matter of time before deaths turned upward, given the record-breaking surge in cases engulfing the country. Deaths are a lagging indicator - that is, it generally takes a few weeks for people to sicken and die from the coronavirus.

The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District released a list of strategies we should all be following:

● Stay at home.

● Practice social distancing with everyone outside of your immediate household.

● Wear a mask when in public.

● Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

● Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

● Disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home and at work.