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 previously 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.
3:48 p.m. - The Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District reports five new COVID-19 related deaths. The patients were 3 males and 2 females with ages between 40 and 80 and comorbidities including hypertension, and diabetes.
3:57 p.m. - 8 new cases have been reported in Aransas county for a total of 65.
3:56 p.m. - 21 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in San Patricio county. They now have 385 total cases with 229 recovered and 2 in the hospital.
10:41 p.m. - Jim Wells is reporting 22 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 372 reported cases.
10:12 p.m. - Kleberg County is reporting 35 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, its highest single-day increase. The county now has had a total of 232 reported cases.
9:19 p.m. - Live Oak County reported an additional two cases, bringing its total reported cases to 87.
9:18 p.m. - Brooks Co. reported four new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total confirmed cases to 53.
5:06 p.m. - The General Land Office will allow Corpus Christi and Nueces Co. officials to restrict vehicle traffic on beaches for the next two weeks in an effort to slow COVID-19 spread locally.
The order echoes the Fourth of July order, and goes into effect Thursday. A curfew -- 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. -- also will be in effect on all Nueces Co. beaches.
4:52 p.m. - Nueces Co. is reporting six new deaths Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 70. Five hundred (500) new cases were also reported, bringing the county's total to 7,532 confirmed cases. In the last two days, more than 1,000 cases have been reported in the county. Of those patients, 106 currently being treated in the ICU.
3:20 p.m. - Another COVID cases has been reported in Aransas County. They are now up to 57 cases.
3:15 p.m. - Twelve new COVID cases have been reported in San Patricio County. That pushes the total there to 364, including 217 recovered. Two patients remain in the hospital.
7:50 p.m. - Live Oak County reports their first death related to COVID-19 and 3 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the case number up to 85. According to officials, 30 cases are in quarantine and 34 cases are recovering. This leaves 64 active cases for the county as of Tuesday.
5:10 p.m. - Addressing the public in a news conference Tuesday, City Manager Peter Zanoni says that Nueces County is second in Texas in fatalities and fifth in hospitalizations.
4:59 p.m. - Nueces County officials have reported 605 new coronavirus cases. This is the highest single-day count to date. The previous highest single-day record was 445 on Wednesday of last week. Read the full story here.
4:33 p.m. - Nueces County officials have reported six new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the county's total of deaths to 64. Read the full story here.
3:10 p.m. - San Patricio County officials report 13 new COVID cases, pushing the county's overall total to 352. Of that total, 208 have recovered. One COVID patient remains in the hospital.
3:05 p.m. - Live Oak County has reported 13 new COVID cases. It pushes them to 82 COVID cases during the pandemic.
9:07 p.m. - Kleberg County and the City of Kingsville have announced nine new COVID cases, bringing their total case count to 186. Four individuals have been released from isolation. The county currently has 114 active cases with 115 confirmed cases in the month of July alone.
5:13 p.m. - Nueces County reports 4 new deaths related to the coronavirus, 253 new cases, and 100 currently in intensive care units.
4:15 p.m. - Del Mar College reports that one employee and one student have tested positive for COVID-19. The area on the East Campus where the exposures occurred has been disinfected and the people with cases have been told to quarantine.
4:09 p.m. - The Public Health Preparedness Department in San Patricio county has reported 29 new cases Monday. One case is in the hospital. The County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count is now 339 with 161 active cases.
22 individuals have been released from COVID-19 protocol.
1:20 p.m. - Kleberg Co. Judge Rudy Madrid says he supports Congressman Cloud's request for the USS Comfort to come to the Gulf coast to aid in pandemic efforts here.
The judge is also drafting a new request for some sort of military assistance. His background in the Navy affords him the knowledge of military hospital ships other than the USS comfort that he says could be sent to South Texas.
He is asking for surrounding county Judges to sign onto that request, including Nueces Co. Judge Barbara Canales.
They will be sending it to Gov. Abbott.