LOCAL COVID-19 BLOG: 5/18 - 5/24

LIVE BLOG: 2 new Nueces county cases Saturday
Posted at 2:22 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 11:27:36-04

Here's the place to come for the latest coronavirus-related news from the Coastal Bend. Check here often throughout the day for updates about our area and its response to this extraordinary, life-changing event.

You will find the latest information at the top of the story and all previous reported information below. We hope that including all these reports in one place will paint a more complete picture of the local response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

5/24 update:

5 p.m. - Nueces County reports no new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic today.

The latest totals indicate 128 persons have recovered from the pandemic locally with 262 total cases. There have been three deaths localls.

And at this hour, no other counties have reported any other new cases.

5/23 update:

4:48 p.m. - Nueces County reports two new COVID-19 cases Saturday. Read the full story here.

5/22 update:

4:27 p.m.: Nueces Co,. reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, keeping the total at 260 total diagnosed cases. 128 patients have recovered.

5/21 update:

4:40 p.m.: Nueces Co,. reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total up to 260 total diagnosed cases. 127 have recovered.

2 p.m.: Kleberg Co. is reporting it now has had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seven residents are in isolation; five of the cases have been confirmed, and two are being treated as probable cases.

5/20 updates:

Bee County reports two new COVID-19 cases.

Aransas County reports two new COVID-19 cases.

5:15 p.m. The Nueces County Health District reports that 21 people have been diagnosed from the Avalon Center which is a halfway house in Corpus Christi.

4:45 p.m. Nueces County is reporting 8 new cases bringing the countys total to 256. 127 people have recovered. 6 are in the hospital.

3 p.m. San Patricio County is reporting 2 new cases bringing the county's total to 28. There are currently 9 active cases.

5/19 updates:
4:34 p.m. Nueces County is reporting 6 new cases bringing the county total to 248. 115 people have recovered.

5/18 updates:

5:02 p.m. - Nueces county is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19. That brings the county to a total of 242 diagnosed cases. Of those, 99 have recovered.

2:15 p.m. - Bars, breweries, bowling alleys and bingo halls will be allowed to open at 25 percent capacity Friday. Restaurants will be able to open to 50 percent capacity. Aquariums, natural caverns and zoos also may open. Child-care centers, massage businesses and youth club and sports organizations are allowed to open immediately. See a full list with applicable restrictions here.

See last week's live blog here.