Nueces County reported a new COVID-19 new case count of 960 on Tuesday.
That number more-than-doubled Monday's new case count of 439.
The county's case count since March 2020 is now up to 72,346.
One new death also was reported after several weeks without a new COVID-19-related death, bringing the death toll up to 1,313.
Seventy-eight patients currently are being treated in the hospital, and 67,834 have recovered.