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.
Daily updates will continue to be provided via press releases and be updated here in our live blog and on kristv.com.
4:54 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County health district is reporting 109 new COVID-19 cases. That number brings the total to 742 cases, with 238 recovered.
4:54 p.m. - Del Mar College received information over the weekend that three students have tested positive for COVID-19. The three students are in different degree programs and the cases are not related. All three students were immediately instructed to self-isolate. As a result of the positive cases, 35 additional students and eight employees who were in close-contact with the individuals have been asked to self-isolate.
The areas on West Campus where the exposures occurred have been disinfected. Those who were identified as being exposed to the virus (per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines) while on DMC property have been personally notified by a DMC representative.
The health and safety of our students and employees remain our top priority at Del Mar College. All College facilities remain closed to the public. Only restricted access for approved employees and designated students is allowed at this time.
4:28 p.m. -Due to increasing cases of coronavirus cases, the Padre Island National Seashore is pausing some phased reopening plans.
4:14 p.m. - An employee who works for the Port of Corpus Christi tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating at home. The employee works in an office where there is minimal interaction with other employees. That area has now been restricted until it can be fully sanitized.
3:42 p.m. - San Patricio Co. is reporting 14 new cases on Monday. The county has had a total of 80 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 46 of those patients have recovered. Brooks C
12:32 p.m. - Alice ISD has suspended its strength and conditioning workouts until further notice. Representatives say they are doing this in the abundance of precautionary measures to prevent any spread of COVID-19.
10 a.m. - Kleberg County received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 cases on Monday, pushing the total to 29 for the county during the pandemic. County officials will announce an order later today requiring businesses to require masks for employees and customers.
12:30 a.m. - Jim Hogg County received confirmation of five additional COVID-19 cases this weekend. The cases push the total to 9 for that county. Their emergency management team decided to begin a curfew for the next 14 days. The curfew will be Sunday through Thursday at 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Friday and Saturday it will be from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
6:54 p.m. - Jim Wells County received confirmation of seven (7) additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Read the full story here.
4:25 p.m. - Nueces County reports 36 new cases.
According to officials, 17 of those cases are currently hospitalized with 4 in the intensive care unit.
Out of 633 total positive coronavirus cases in the county, 238 have recovered and 6 have died.
14,501 tests have been conducted in the county so far.
2 p.m. A second Corpus Christi Independent School District employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
The district says it was told late Saturday afternoon of the tests results and immediately notified those who could have been exposed.
Find the previous week's local COVID-19 LIVE BLOG right here.