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LIVE BLOG: Additional county reports bring Coastal Bend count to 14 new cases

LIVE BLOG: State prepares for bars to open
Posted at 2:22 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 21:40:30-04

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.

5/20 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.

3:00 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.