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LIVE BLOG: The latest in local COVID-19 information for Wednesday

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 14:19:43-04
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —

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.

1:15 p.m. update: Several local firefighting outfits are taking extra steps to make sure shoppers in their areas have access to safe carts when they go shopping.

12:15 p.m. update: Having trouble paying your bills this month? Chelsea Torres has some tips on social services in place to help you get through the tough times at the start of the month.

5:43 p.m. UPDATE:

Among the highlights from the city's press conference include:'

Of our 34 cases in Nueces County

6 are in the hospital
2 of the patients are in critical condition
The other 4 are recovering

No city council meeting is scheduled for next week, but they may hold an emergency meeting to extend the stay at home order. They are working with the county on that subject.

Following this morning’s accident, 15 first responders are in quarantine:

Five firefighters who are expected to be in quarantine until Thursday

Then the 10 first responders involved in responding to this morning’s accident. The breakdown is 6 firefighters and 4 police officers. They are still waiting for the test results to determine if that patient had COVID-19.

5:30 p.m. UPDATE:

Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni announced that 10 new Corpus Christi first responders - six firefighters and four police officers - are being quarantined after responding to a morning traffic accident.