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LIVE BLOG: November 9- November 22

LIVE BLOG: Latest COVID-19 pandemic numbers from around the Coastal Bend
Posted at 5:38 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 17:21:04-05

11/22 updates:

7:30 p.m. - Kleberg County is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing their total to 1,175.

4:30 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting one new death and 138 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday afternoon. The new death was a man in his 80's who had hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Confirmed cases in the county are now at 23,268 with 2,1164 recovered.

12:40 p.m. - Jim Wells County reports 33 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing their total to 1,944. There are currently 177 active cases and 1,677 recoveries.

11/21 updates:

4:30 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting 188 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total confrimed cases in the county to 23,130. From these cases, 21,155 have recovered.

12:00 p.m. - Kleberg County is reporting 36 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the county up to 1,160.

11/20 updates:

5:15 p.m. - Nueces County reports 218 new COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon. That total is now at 22,942, So far, health officials said 21,123 have recovered.

11/19 updates:

10:15 p.m. - Kleberg County says there were 16 new cases reported Thursday with a new total of 1894 COVID-19 cases. Dashboard shows 54 fatalities, 1658 Recoveries and 166 Active at this time in Kleberg County.

5:00 p.m. - Nueces County reports 214 new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon. That lifts the total COVID-19 cases in Nueces County to 22,724. They also report one new death.

11/18 updates:

7 p.m. - Kleberg County reports one new COVID-19 case affecting one household. The new coronavirus case brings their cumulative count in Kleberg County to 1124. To date, there have been 54 COVID-19-related deaths in Kleberg.

5:04 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting 172 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total of reported cases since March to 22,510. No new deaths were reported.

11/17 updates:
7:14 p.m. - Kingsville, and Kleberg Co., are reporting two new cases for a cumulative total of 1123 reported cases.

5:32 p.m. - Three new cases were reported in Jim Wells county, bringing its total up to 1869.

4:43 p.m. - No new deaths reported today in Nueces county, The county-wide COVID-19 related death total remains at 466.

The county has added 81 new cases Tuesday, raising the total case count to 22,338.

20,957 have recovered.

3:50 p.m. - Tuesday, Aransas County reports a total of 374 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

9:45 a.m. - San Patricio County officials report that County Judge David Krebs received a positive COVID-19 test result on Monday.

Krebs will work at home for 10 days.

KRIS 6 News spoke with Judge Krebs before noon on Tuesday and he said that he was tested on Friday.

Krebs, 69, believes he contracted the virus from a family member. He says he is currently symptom-free and plans to continue working from home.

Krebs said he has been in contact with five employees at the San Patricio Courthouse and all five are currently under quarantine. One staff member among that group has received negative COVID results.

Krebs' home tasks will include signing papers and conducting meetings. He plans to get re-tested next week.

11/16 updates:

5:00 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19, bringing their total to 22,257.

4:50 p.m. -

Jim Hogg County is reporting 194 total cases of COVID-19 in the county, while ​Duval County is reporting 543 total cases of coronavirus in the county.

San Patricio's COVID-19 total case count is at 1,716.

Aransas County is reporting 374 total cases of COVID-19.

4:30 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District reports three COVID-19 related deaths Monday.

The patients were 1 male and 2 females with ages ranging from 60 to 90 years old and their comorbidities included diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and congestive heart failure.

11/15 updates:

4:30 p.m. - Nueces County is reporting six deaths and seven new cases of COVID-19. This brings the death total in the county to 463, and the case count to 22,192.

11:30 a.m. - Kleberg County is reporting an uptick in cases in the county, with 56 being reported in the last five days. This brings the active cases to 91 and the total to 1,121.

Due to the increase in cases, the county is having the Texas Military Department return to Kingsville to provide additional free testing at the JK Northway Expo Center on Monday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - Refugio County is reporting 6 new cases of COVID-19. There are now seven active cases in the county.

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11/ 14 updates:

6:30 p.m. - Jim Wells County is reporting 15 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bring their number of confirmed cases to 1,858. There are currently 188 active cases, 1,602 recoveries and 53 deaths.

4:45 p.m. - Nueces County reports one death and 52 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 22,185. From these confirmed cases, 20,853 have recovered.

2:30 p.m. - Refugio County reports one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total in the county to 322. Out of those, 305 have recovered, with 16 deaths reported.

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11/13 updates:

5:20 p.m. - West Oso ISD administrators announced due to an employee being diagnosed with COVID-19, West Oso Elementary School they are going to let students learn remotely until Nov. 30.

5 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health reports 54 new cases Friday.

4:15 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health reports one COVID-19 related death Friday.

12:00 p.m. - Bee County reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,339.

11/12 updates:

4:49 p.m. - The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health reports one COVID-19 related death Thursday and 85 new cases.

The patient was a male in his 40's with obesity as a comorbidity.

The new cases push the county's case total to 22,079 with 20,803 recovered patients.

The death count rises to 455.

1:20 p.m. - Three Rivers Elementary reports that a teacher has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to their website, the teacher has been off-campus for several days and that first and second-grade classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

District parents have been asked to pick up their children at lunchtime between 11 a.m. and 11:30.

Students will not return to school until Monday.

"We are taking guidance from county health officials and will continue to update parents with information as we get additional guidance," says their website. "Our hope is that children will be able to return to school on Monday, but we ask for patience and understanding as we continue to make decisions based on information that will keep our students and staff safe."

11/11 updates:

Jim Wells County reports two additional cases of COVID-19.

Due to a backlog in reporting, there are 10 additional non-active cases from Jim Wells County.

The county totals at 1,832 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Brooks County reports 1 additional case, bringing their total to 337 cases, with 15 active. They have had 25 total deaths related to the virus.

4:55 p.m. - Nueces County reports 56 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday afternoon. Nueces county has no new deaths to report. The 56 new cases raises that to COVID-19 total to 21,994. So far, 20,770 have recovered.

4:20 p.m. - Due to two "close contact" situations with two students and staff at Woodroe Petty Elementary Administration, educators over at Taft ISD have decided to provide remote instruction to elementary students for the next five school days. They said on-campus instruction will resume for them on November 19, 2020.

3:45 p.m. - Texas on Wednesday became the first state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and California closed in on that mark as a surge of coronavirus infections engulfs the country from coast to coast.

11/9 updates:

4:35 p.m. - Nueces County reports 137 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday afternoon. The total case count is now 21,938. 20,746 have recovered from the virus.

3:30 p.m. - The Calallen High School football team has advanced in their playoffs due to their opposition having to forfeit due to COVID-19 issues.

4:54 p.m. - Nueces County reported no new COVID-19-related deaths on Monday, but 123 new cases were reported, bringing the county's total to 21,801 reported cases since March.

3:30 p.m. - Duval County is reporting its total has increased to 529 total cases, while Jim Hogg County remains at 186.

3:19 p.m. - San Patricio County is holding steady at a total of 1,630 reported cases, as is Aransas County, with a total of 360 reported cases.

3:19 p.m. - 363 total cases have been reported in Aransas county since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the county.

3:16 p.m. - Jim Wells County reported five new cases of COVID-19. The cases were reported Sunday, and were numbers from Saturday. Two patients are men in their 40s, one is a woman in her 30s, one is a man in his 20s and the last is a man in his 70s.

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