First Confirmed COVID-19 Related Death in Nueces County

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District received confirmation of the first COVID-19 related death in a Nueces County resident. The patient tested positive for COVID-19 in early March, but subsequently tested negative prior to being discharged from the hospital at the end of March. The patient was a female between the ages of 70 and 79. The patient was recently re-admitted for complaints of abdominal pain and other underlining issues. The patient subsequently passed away April 19, 2020.

Although this patient had tested negative prior to being released from the hospital, COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease and subsequent complications.

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