Confirmed Nueces County COVID-19 Death
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District received confirmation of the death of a Nueces County resident due to COVID-19. The patient was a male between the ages of 60 and 69. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized mid-May. The patient was intubated but the family knew the patient did not wish to be in that condition and chose to honor his wishes. He passed quietly over the weekend.
The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District remains vigilant in their efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus virus. We now have four COVID-19 related fatalities in Nueces County.
As the number of cases and deaths of COVID-19 increases, the Health District continues to appeal to the general public to stay at home as much as you can.
This past week marks our 2nd highest week of COVID-19 cases since our first case in March. That means that while we are re-opening Texas, we are not utilizing all the public health strategies the way we should be. Continue to wear a mask when out in public. Wash your hands often and do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with dirty hands.
Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from others, and continue to:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash and wash your hands
- If you are sick, stay at home.
- Wear a face mask when going out especially in high traffic areas.
For more information on the coronavirus: www.cctexas.com/coronavirus