5th COVID-19 related Death of a Nueces County Resident
CORPUS CHRISTI TX - The Corpus Christi - Nueces 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 80-89. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized in mid-June. The patient had several comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased.
This marks the second death within a week for Nueces County. The Health District continues to advise the public to make every effort to protect our most vulnerable population. Residents 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control states, “8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years and older.” This is also statistically true in Nueces County as well; 4 out of the 5 deaths have been over the age of 65.
The Health District recommends those who are 65 years and older with underlying medical conditions stay home if possible, wash your hands often, keep a space of 6 feet or more (about two arm lengths) between yourself and others and wear a mask when going out into the public. For those who are ill, please avoid those in our most vulnerable population until you completely recover.
The general public is advised to continue to practice the everyday prevention strategies such as:
- Washing your hands 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
- If you are sick, stay at home.
Above all, continue to social distancing and wear a face covering in public.