Ninth Death of Nueces County Resident due to COVID-19
CORPUS CHRISTI TX - The Corpus Christi - Nueces Public Health District received notification and confirmation of the death of a Nueces County resident due to COVID-19. The patient was a male between the age of 40-49. He was hospitalized in late-June and subsequently passed away today. The patient comorbidities included diabetes and chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased.
Nueces County COVID-19 deaths and COVID-19 positive cases continue to rapidly increase. Nueces County is also experiencing a huge increase in the number of patients being hospitalized due to COVID-19 like symptoms. The combination of increased positive cases and increased hospitalized patients will drive our number of deaths higher. This death will be the third death of a Nueces County resident due to Covid-19 over the last six days. This patient is currently the youngest individual in Nueces County who has succumbed to this disease. Residents of all ages are urged to practice prevention protocols. Specially those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, COPD, chronic kidney disease or a body mass index of 30 or higher (obese) have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Individuals who fall into this category are advised to take extra precautions to protect their health.
COVID-19 infects everyone and does not have a preferential demographic. Anyone who is infected with COVID-19 can and is able to infect someone else. Residents with underlying conditions should be following these recommendations more stringently. Anyone who does not fall within these underlying conditions need to also follow these recommendations as this will protect our vulnerable population.
The public is advised to continue to practice the following Public Health strategies:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Wear a mask when in public and practice social distancing
- Wash 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
- Disinfect frequently used areas at home and at work.