Nueces County Reports One Pediatric COVID-19 Related Death in Nueces County
CORPUS CHRISTI TX - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District received notification of one pediatric COVID-19 related death. The patient was a male under the age of 10 and an immigrant from Honduras. The patient was admitted to Driscoll Children’s hospital on April 28, 2021. The child developed a fever on May 11, 2021, and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 via PCR. Comorbidities of the patient included cancer and liver disease. Our condolences go out to their families and friends. Further information is not being released for privacy and confidentiality reasons.
As a continued effort, the Health District reminds anyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Currently, anyone ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and anyone 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There are many locations within Nueces County where anyone who is eligible can receive the vaccine. The Health District has seven days a week vaccine clinic located at La Palmera Mall, and it is open anytime the Mall is open. No registration is required, and walk-ins are welcome.