Audelia Alaniz was the first person to die from COVID-19 in Nueces County. Her daughter, Elma Emanuel, speaks about her mother’s last moments.
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Nueces County reported 310 new COVID-19 cases and five related deaths Thursday afternoon.
There have been 32,364 total coronavirus cases reported in Nueces County, with 3,141 active cases.
Nine of the new cases were reported by the state. The state has reported 5,232 of the county’s total cases.
Of the new cases, 81 were confirmed, 209 were probable and 20 were suspected positives. There have been 22,895 confirmed, 8,455 probable and 1,014 suspected cases total.
Nueces County reported three men and two women in their 70s and 80s died from the virus on Thursday. They had diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. There have been 600 COVID-19-related deaths in Nueces County since March.
There were 184 patients in the hospital on Thursday, with 51 in the ICU. There have been 4,870 hospitalizations total and 28,623 recoveries.
The Corpus Christi man who was diagnosed with the United Kingdom COVID-19 variant tested negative using a PCR test on Thursday, said Dr. Srikanth Ramachandruni, the local health authority.
The man is in his 60s and recently visited the United Kingdom for a family emergency.
The variant, known as B.1.1.7, is more contagious but has not been proven to be more deadly. The man is not showing symptoms and is out of quarantine.
The public health district will host two drive-thru vaccination events on Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown. Prior registration is not required.
Nueces County cases
The city of Corpus Christi website gives a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the county. The genders are not included in the age range breakdown on the website.
- Confirmed positive — 22,895 (new: 81)
- Probable positive —8,455 (new: 209)
- Suspected positive — 1,014 (new: 20)
- Deaths — 600 (new: 5)
- Hospitalized — 4,870
- Currently in hospital — 184
- In intensive care — 51
- Recovered — 28,623 *
* The number of people recovered will not be subtracted from the total number of cases, officials have said.
If you think you may have the virus, contact the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200 and a representative will give you instructions.
People who live with COVID-19-positive employees of STX Beef and those who live with an employee who has had contact with another COVID-19-positive employee can get tested for free. Those who want to get tested do not need to be showing symptoms. To get tested call 361-414-6700.
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