Nueces County Reports Additional COVID-19 Related Death During Holiday Weekend
CORPUS CHRISTI TX - The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District received notification today of another Nueces County COVID-19 related death. The patient was a female between the ages of 80-89 and was hospitalized in late-June. Her comorbidities included congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased. Any further information is not being released for privacy and confidentiality reasons.
Over the 4th of July weekend, Nueces County experienced 4 deaths related to COVID-19. The total deaths are currently 14 in our community and nearly 3,800 cases in Nueces County alone. As the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients increase, the number of fatalities is also increasing at an alarming rate.
The Health District strongly advises residents to protect themselves and the people around them by continuing to stay at home as much as possible, wear face coverings in all public areas, leave 6 feet or more between themselves and others (non-family members), wash their hands as often as possible, not touch their eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid being around people who are sick and if they are sick to stay at home and self-isolate.
These simple but effective public health measures are our best defense in reducing the transmission of this horrific virus, but we need the entire community to adhere to these practices if we are going to be successful. The goal of public health and our community leaders is to decrease the spread of CoVID-19 which will help to save as many lives as possible in Nueces County and we continue to actively strive for that goal.