Coronavirus

UPDATE 08/07/20:

Officials announced seven new cases of COVID-19 with eight cases removed from isolation, marking the new active count in Kleberg County at 151.

There have now been 431 cases, six deaths and 275 individuals removed from isolation. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Texas Military Department will be returning to the JK Northway to provide free COVID-19 testing August 8,9, 11 and 12. The previous testing dates of August 14 and 15 have been cancelled.

The Coastal Bend Blood Center will be in Kingsville at the Coastal Bend College Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will provide free antibody testing to donors.  You can find more information on the city Facebook page.

UPDATE 08/05/20:

The Kleberg County total count of positive COVID-19 cases has reached 416, after officials announce 27 new cases.

Officials said 12 different addresses were impactEd in the latest case. 

“One of the locations belongs to a local nursing home and the city and county have engaged with leadership at the facility to gather more information, request a safety plan and find out if there are resources we may be able to provide,” officials said in a statement.

13 individuals were removed from isolation, but the active case count in county rose to 143.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Texas Military Department will be returning to the JK Northway to provide free COVID-19 testing August 8,9, 11 and 12. The previous testing dates of August 14 and 15 have been cancelled.

 

UPDATE 08/01/20:

Officials announced 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the new total to 359 cases.

None of the 18 cases are from the same household, officials said, five of the cases were reported on July 31.

Officials said there is also another reported death, bringing the count of deaths in the county to five.

With seven individuals released from isolation, the new active count is now 111.

From Monday to Tuesday, the Texas Military Department tested 403 individuals for COVID-19. Those tests are still being processed, and any confirmed cases will be shared at a later date.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Texas Military Department will be returning to the JK Northway to provide free COVID-19 testing August 8 & 9 and again on August 14 and 15, officials said. Times are still to be determined.

UPDATE 07/31/20: 

An additional 13 individuals were added to the Kleberg County COVID-19 case count, bringing the new total to 341.

Five cases were removed from isolation, which brings the new active case count to 101.

Officials said tonight, it is "likely" they will share an update of additional cases.

From Monday to Tuesday, the Texas Military Department tested 403 individuals for COVID-19. Those tests are still being processed, and any confirmed cases will be shared at a later date.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

UPDATE 07/30/20:

COUNTY ANNOUNCES 13 NEW COVID 19 CASES: SIX CASES INVOLVE CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 15

Kleberg County has announced 13 additional COVID 19 cases were confirmed last night. Only one is being removed. The active case count elevates to 94 with 328 cumulative cases. Six cases involve children younger than 15-years-old and a 7th case is a girl in her teens. These thirteen cases impact 12 separate households.

UPDATE 07/29/20:

Four more cases were added to the Kleberg County Count of positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the number to 315 cases.

11 individuals were removed from isolation, bringing the total number of active cases to 82.

232 individuals have now been removed from isolation in total.

From Monday to Tuesday, the Texas Military Department tested 403 individuals for COVID-19. Those tests are still being processed, and any confirmed cases will be shared at a later date.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

UPDATE 07/26/20:

Officials are reporting 24 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, bringing the overall total to 308.

A third death due to the virus has also been reported by officials on Sunday evening.

As 24 cases were also removed from isolation, the total active case count in Kleberg County is at 95.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE 07/23/20:

A reported 25 COVID-19 cases have been removed from isolation, officials said Thursday night, bringing the active total down to 96 cases.

The total case count remains at 284, with 188 cases now removed from isolation.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/22/20:

Officials announced the second death due to COVID-19 in Kleberg County on Wednesday night, with one additional positive cases added to the overall total.

The press release from officials states that both county and City of Kingsville personnel are aware that “additional suspected COVID-19 deaths are being investigated, however, those cannot be confirmed until Texas (Department of State Health Services) reviews the data and confirms it with each individual’s primary physician.”

The Kleberg County case count is now at 284.

Officials said nine individuals were removed from isolation, bringing the new active case count to 121.

“We continue to work diligently day-in and day-out with REGION 11 Health Department to ensure, and reinforce, accurate accountability of all cases being reported to Kleberg County immediately upon any individual reporting positive for COVID-19.  They have re-assured us that they are working with area hospitals and physicians to ensure that any COVID-19 related deaths are being investigated and confirmed so that the state can properly report them to us,” Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid said in a statement. 

Madrid urged all Kleberg County residents to remain vigilant. 

 “Let’s not let our guard down. Please continue to adhere to all safety measures being recommended by both county state and governmental agencies! God Bless.” 

Kingsville City Manager Mark McLaughlin echoed that sentiment.  “The City of Kingsville remains in constant communication with Judge Madrid and Kleberg County staff to gather statistics on the prevalence of cases in Kingsville and the surrounding communities that impact our city,” McLaughlin said. “We are fortunate that last few days have shown a decline in active COVID-19 cases, but we must continue to follow all safety measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, Texas DSHS and Governor Greg Abbott in order to limit further spread, protect those most vulnerable in our community and prevent deaths that impact us all.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

A total of 155 cases have now been removed from isolation, and the county still only has one death in the total.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/21/20:

Six new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Kleberg County on Tuesday night, as 28 more cases were removed from isolation.

Officials also announced that two cases that were originally a part of Kleberg County’s COVID-19 count have been removed, after an investigation by Texas Department of State Health Services personnel found those cases to be living in another jurisdiction.

The total case count is now 283, with 129 active cases in Kleberg County.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

A total of 155 cases have now been removed from isolation, and the county still only has one death in the total.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/20/20:

The Kleberg County total count of positive COVID-19 cases increased by 11 on Monday night, bring the cumulative total to 279.

11 cases were removed from isolation, which keeps the active count of cases at 153. 

All cases are now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m

UPDATE: 07/19/20:

Officials announced five new positive cases of COVID-19 were added to the Kleberg County count, bringing the new total to 268.

A total of 15 cases were removed from isolation, bringing the active total to 153 cases.

All cases are now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/17/20:

The Kleberg County total count of COVID-19 cases increased by 16 on Friday, bringing the new total to 263.

Seven individuals were released from isolation, bringing the new active total to 163.

All cases are now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials said the City of Kingsville has also closed Brookshire Pool, the Flores Park Splash Pad and all playgrounds and park restrooms until further notice.

The Kleberg County portion of North Padre Island is closed to traffic through August 1, unless amended by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid. 

Pedestrians are allowed on the beach to walk, jog and exercise except during curfew hours which are from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. This does not impact Baffin Bay or Loyola Beach.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/16/20:

Officials announced 15 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday night, bringing the new overall total to 247.

Eight individuals were removed from isolation, bringing the new active total to 154.

In the month of July alone, there have been a total of 176 cases reported in Kleberg County.

All cases are now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/15/20 evening:

A total of 35 new positive COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday night brought the overall Kleberg County count  to 232, officials said.

It is the latest single-day record in reported cases in the county since July 9.

Six individuals were removed from isolation, bringing the new active total to 147.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/15/20 morning:

Officials announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, bringing the county total to 197 on Wednesday morning.

Seven individuals were released from isolation, bringing the new active total to 118.

All individuals are currently in quarantine.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Free testing by the Texas Military Department will return to the JK Northway Exposition Center on July 27 and 28. 

Testing is free and on a first come, first serve basis. There is no appointment needed, and testing will begin at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 07/13/20:

A total of nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, with four removed from isolation.

The new total number of cases now sits at 186, with a total active count of 114.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

UPDATE: 07/11/20:

Officials announced a total of 18 new cases have been reported in Kleberg County, bringing the total count to 177.

Six more individuals were removed from isolation, putting the active total to 109.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

“Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas, officials said.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

UPDATE: 07/10/20:

A total of 14 new cases of COVID-19 were announced by officials on Friday night, bringing the active total to 97 in Kleberg County.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

A total of three cases were removed from isolation today, and the new total case count in the county is 159.

In the release this evening, officials agreed “Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

Officials also announced the Kleberg-Kenedy County Community Supervision and Corrections Department will be closed next week after a potential exposure reported today.

UPDATE: 07/09/20:

Kleberg County now has a total of 145 positive cases of COVID-19, officials announced on Thursday after reporting a single-day record of 34 cases.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

DSHS has stopped reporting transmission type since June 9, officials said.

There are now 86 active cases in the county, after six previous cases were removed from isolation.

“We have to social distance, wear a mask in public and frequently wash our hands, this pandemic will not stop causing harm (to) our community until we comply,” Kingsville Mayor Sam Fugate said in a statement.

Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid sent a statement to the Kingsville Record regarding the latest additional cases, and his words to his support staff, as well as the community.

“UNFORTUNATELY we are starting to see the mouth of this lion,” Madrid said. “This is the highest single-day report we have seen since the beginning of this horrible pandemic ... We have to work together as a community! I ask that you PLEASE ENCOURAGE everyone to follow our safety recommendations. The well-being of our citizens takes PRIORITY over all other. God Bless Us All!”

In the release from this evening, officials agreed “Law enforcement in both the city and county will respond to calls concerning any violations,” of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order requiring face coverings in Texas.

Violators of the order will be subject to penalties after being given a warning for their first offense.

UPDATE: 07/08/20:

Officials have announced five new cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, bringing the total count to 111.

The new cases include an infant boy under the age of one, a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 60s and a man and woman in their 70s.

Yesterday, officials announce a woman in her 30s also tested positive for COVID-19.

All individuals are currently in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

Over the last two days, seven individuals were removed from isolation, putting the total at 58.

There is free testing taking place in Robstown on July 9 and July 11 at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds.

Testing begins at 9 a.m. and is on a first come, first serve basis.

An employee at the Kleberg County Courthouse recently tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday night.

The employee has not been at the courthouse since July 2.

“While this pandemic continues to present an imminent threat of widespread illness, rest assured: I will continue to work around the clock to protect our people,” Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid said in a statement.

UPDATE: 07/06/20:

A total of eight new cases of COVID-19 have been announced by officials, as the total Kleberg County count has now reached 105.

The latest cases include a two women in their 20s, a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, a man and women in their 50s, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s.

All individuals are currently in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

Testing concluded at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center today with a total of 317 tests administered by the Texas Military Department. 

Officials said some area residents have already begun to receive results from testing on July 4.

A total of 824 tests were administered over the weekend.

There is free testing taking place in Robstown on July 9 and July 11 at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds.

Testing begins at 9 a.m. and is on a first come, first serve basis.

UPDATE: 07/05/20:

There are now 10 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, as the active case count increases to 53.

The newest cases include three women in their 20s, two men in their 30s, two men in their 40s, a man and woman in their 60s and  a woman in her 80s. All cases are now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

Testing at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center will continue on Monday from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. and will be first come, first serve.

Today, the site administered 252 total tests to individuals in the area.

UPDATE: 07/04/20:

Officials announced eight individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kleberg County were released from isolation, as no new cases were reported on the 4th of July.

The total active count is now down to 43 cases in the county, with 45 cases removed from isolation.

Kleberg County has had 87 total COVID-19 cases in the county.

This is the first day no new cases were reported since June 20.

Today at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center, a total of 255 people were tested for COVID-19 by the Texas Military Department.

They will continue testing until Monday.

Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

UPDATE: 07/03/20:

Eight more cases were added to the Kleberg County count of positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 87.

The most recent cases include a man in his 20s, two women in their 30s, two men in their 30s, a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The active case count is 51, after four individuals were released from isolation. 

The total number of cases removed from isolation is 37.

Testing information for this weekend is below in the 06/30/20 update.

UPDATE: 07/02/20:

Two more active cases of COVID-19 were added to the Kleberg County count, as two previous cases were removed from isolation on Thursday evening.

The two latest cases are a boy in his teens and a man in his 30s, officials Said.

Both individuals are in isolation, and are being monitored by the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 11.

Region 11 personnel is currently conducting contact tracing on both individuals and will contact any individuals who may have been in contact with the positive cases.

The total count of cases is now 79, with 47 active cases and 33 removed from isolation.

Testing information for this weekend is below in the 06/30/20 update.

UPDATE: 07/01/20:

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been announced by officials in Kleberg County, bringing the total count to 77.

The new cases include a boy under the age of 10, a woman in her 20s, a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s.

All cases are in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

13 of the previous active cases were released from isolation today, as well, making the active case count 47, once again.

Testing information for this weekend is below in the 06/30/20 update.

UPDATE: 06/30/20:

Officials have announced five more cases were added to the Kleberg County Count of positive COVID-19 cases on the final day of June, eclipsing 71 total in the county.

The latest cases are all men, one in his 20s, another in his 30s, another in his 40s, another in his 50s and another in his 70s.

All individuals are in isolation, and are being monitored by the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 11.

Region 11 personnel is currently conducting contact tracing on all individuals and will contact any individuals who may have been in contact with the positive cases.

Free testing will return to Kingsville on July 4-6.

Testing on July 4 will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on July 5 and 6 will be from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center.

The testing will be first come, first serve, officials said.

Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid will also close Kleberg County beaches for the 4th of July holiday. Boat docks and piers will remain open.

UPDATE: 06/29/20:

Kleberg County and City of Kingsville officials have announced seven more positive COVID-19 cases in the county, bringing the total active count to 47.

The recent cases include a man in his 40s, a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 30s, a man in his 30s, two men in their 20s and a woman in her 40s.

The individuals are in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

There have now been a total of 50 cases reported in the month of June, with an overall total of 66 cases.

20 cases have been removed from isolation, and there is only one death from COVID-19 in Kleberg County.

Information for testing can be found below in our 06/26/20 update.

EN ESPOÑOL:

KINGSVILLE, TX – El juez del condado de Kleberg Rudy Madrid y el alcalde de la ciudad de Kingsville Sam Fugate recibieron confirmación del Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Tejas, Región 11 de siete casos COVID-19 confirmados adicionales en el condado de Kleberg. Los nuevos casos de coronavirus recientemente confirmados elevan nuestro recuento acumulado en el condado de Kleberg a 66. Nuestro recuento de casos COVID-19 confirmado activo está ahora en 47. La Región 11 ya no está reportando el tipo de transmisión, pero están reportando una expansión generalizada de la comunidad de COVID-19 en nuestra región. Todas las personas confirmadas con casos activos en este momento están aisladas y seguirán siendo monitoreadas por la Región 11. El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Tejas ahora está trabajando en asociación con todas las personas identificadas para llevar a cabo el rastreo de contactos para limitar la transmisión. Si algún miembro de la comunidad tuvo contacto con estas personas, será notificado directamente por el personal del Departamento de Servicios de Salud de la Región 11. Desde marzo se han confirmado 66 casos de coronavirus nuevos en el condado de Kleberg y dos casos probables. 

Los casos confirmados hoy son: • Un hombre de unos 40 años. • Una mujer de unos 50 años. • Una mujer de unos 30 años. • Un hombre de unos 30 años. • Un hombre de unos 20 años. • Un hombre de unos 20 años. • Una mujer de unos 40 años.

• El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Tejas dejó de reportar el tipo de transmisión el 9 de junio cuando comenzaron a notar la expansión de la comunidad en la Región 11. 

El Departamento Militar de Tejas regresará por tres días de pruebas COVID-19 gratuitas en Kingsville en el JK Northway Expo Center los días 4, 5 y 6 de julio. Las pruebas se llevarán a cabo el 4 de julio a partir de las 9 am. A la 1 p.m. y los días 5 y 6 de julio de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. Los líderes del condado de Kleberg y la ciudad de Kingsville ahora están exigiendo a las empresas que hagan cumplir máscaras. Las empresas pueden encontrar los pedidos y la señalización en los sitios web de la ciudad y el condado. El gobernador Abbott ha emitido una orden que requiere que los bares cierren y que ordena a los restaurantes que operen al 50% de su capacidad.

 No se permiten reuniones al aire libre de más de 100 personas sin el permiso del gobierno local. Puede obtener la información más actualizada y precisa en la página oficial de Facebook del condado de Kleberg @KlebergCountyCC y la página oficial de Facebook de la ciudad de Kingsville. 

Los medios de comunicación pueden dirigir consultas a Janine Reyes, Ciudad de Kingsville EOC PIO al (361) 455-5946. 

UPDATE: 06/28/20

There are now 40 cases active in Kleberg County officials said on Sunday night.

The latest list of cases included two teen boys, a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s, a woman in her 40s and a woman in her in her 80s.

All individuals are in isolation, and are being monitored by the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 11.

Region 11 personnel is currently conducting contact tracing on all individuals and will contact any individuals who may have been in contact.

The total number of cases is 59 in Kleberg County.

Information for testing can be found below in the 06/26/20 update.

UPDATE: 06/27/20:

A total of 33 positive COVID-19 cases are now active in Kleberg County, after the latest announcement by city and county officials.

The most recent list of cases includes a man in his 20s, a woman in her 20s, four men in their 30s, two men in their 50s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

Information for testing can be found below in our 06/26/20 update.

UPDATE: 06/26/20:

Kleberg County and City of Kingsville Officials have announced the largest reported number of cases in a day with nine, as the active positive COVID-19 count raises to 23.

All nine cases are now in isolation.

The list of cases includes a teen girl, a man in his 20s, two women in their 20s, three women in their 30s, a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 70s.

DSHS is conducting contact tracing for all individuals.

The total number of cases thus far in Kleberg County is 42, with 20 being removed from isolation and one death.

Free testing will return to Kingsville on July 4-6.

Testing on July 4 will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on July 5 and 6 will be from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center.

UPDATE: 06/24/20:

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County ya now reached 33, with the latest announcement from officials.

The latest case involves a 10-year-old boy, who is in isolation and being monitored by Region 11 personnel.

20 cases have been removed from isolation since the first case was reported, and there is still only one death caused by COVID-19 in the county.

Free testing will be available in Banquete tomorrow at 5436 Bulldog Lane from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Texas Military Department will return to do free testing at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center on July 4, 5 and 6. Times are still to be determined, officials said.

UPDATE: 06/23/20:

Three new COVID-19 cases have been added to the total Kleberg County county on Tuesday afternoon.

The three new case involve a woman in her 50s, a man in his 50s and another woman in her 20s.

All three individuals are in isolation. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with all individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

UPDATE: 06/22/20:

A total of 11 COVID-19 cases are now active in Kleberg County, after officials announced two more cases this morning.

The two cases are a man in his 40’s And a woman in her 50’s who are in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with both individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Military Department will administer free COVID-19 testing in Kingsville at the JK Northway Expo center on June 29.

Tomorrow in Alice, the TMD will be doing testing at 600 E. Front St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be free testing in Bishop on Wednesday from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. at 102 W. Joyce St. 

All testing sites do not require an appointment.

UPDATE: 06/21/20:

The Kleberg County count of positive COVID-19 cases has reached 27, as nine cases are now active in the county.

Officials said the newest cases are a woman in her 20’s and a man his 30’s.

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with both individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with the new cases, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

The Texas Military Department will administer free COVID-19 testing in Kingsville at the JK Northway Expo center on June 29.

An executive order by Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid, which will require businesses to enforce the wearing of face masks while inside their establishments, will take effect on Monday.

 “Please know that we will remove this order once we receive professional recommendations that our community is out of danger,” Madrid said in the release.

UPDATE: 06/19/20 9:00 p.m.:

Officials announced the 25th case of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, the now seventh active case at this time.

The case is a man in his 20’s who is now in isolation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

The Texas Department of State Health Services is working in partnership with the man to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with this individual, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

UPDATE: 06/19/20:

The number of positive cases in Kleberg County has reached 24 after an announcement this morning by officials.

The newest case is a man in his 50’s who is in isolation.

There are now six active cases of COVID-19 in the county, as numbers continue to rise in the State of Texas.

Texas Department of State Health Services is conducting contact tracing with the newest case to limit spread of the novel coronavirus.

UPDATE: 06/18/20:

Kleberg County and City of Kingsville officials announced the addition of three new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Thursday afternoon, bringing the total count to 23.

Two of the new cases are men in their 20's, and third new case is a woman in her 50's.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are no longer reporting transmission type for new positive cases of COVID-19, officials said, but they are "reporting pervasive community spread of COVID-19 in our region."

There are now five active cases in the area, after two more cases were removed from isolation.

This past week, 252 COVID-19 tests were administered by the Texas Military Department at the Kleberg County and City of Kingsville Joint Regional Testing Site at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center.

Those tests are being processed over the next several days.

UPDATE: 06/09/20:

Officials have announced the 20th positive case of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, marking four active cases.

The newest case is a man in his 60’s who had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

The man is in isolation and is being monitored by Texas Department of State Health Services Personnel.

Texas DSHS is conducting contact tracing and will notify individuals who have had contact with the man.

Two other cases from this past week were men in their 20’s who contracted the disease by close contact with another COVID-19 positive individual and one case is travel related.

UPDATE: 06/01/20:

Kleberg County and City of Kingsville officials have confirmed the 17th positive case of COVID-19 in the area on Monday.

The most recent case reported, officials said, involves a man in his 30’s, the transmission of COVID-19 in this case is community spread.  The man is in isolation and will continue to be monitored by Region 11 personnel. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the man to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission.  If any community members had contact with this individual, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

There have been three reported cases in the last three weeks:

• May 21, 2020: A man in his 20’s, close contact with a positive case.   

• May 25, 2020: A woman in her 70’s, community spread.  

• June 1, 2020:  A man in his 30’s, community spread.  

Officials said The Texas Military Department will once again have free testing at Dick Kleberg Park on June 3 and June 4. In order to receive a test, residents must schedule an appointment by calling (512) 883-2400.

Scheduling for this round of testing will begin tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. This Kleberg County & City of Kingsville Joint Regional Testing Site is open to neighboring communities and all Kleberg County residents, officials said.

UPDATE 05/15/20:

Officials have announced two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Kleberg County on Friday night, bringing the total number of cases to 14.

The two cases are both women in their 20’s, however the cases are unrelated, officials said.

One case is confirmed to be caused by person-to-person contact with another positive case of COVID-19. 

The second case is confirmed to be a community spread case.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with all four individuals to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with either individual, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel.

Officials said two other cases which are currently being processed are probable for COVID-19 because both individuals had been in contact with other confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More details on the two probable cases will be released at a later date.

Free COVID-19 testing administered by the Texas Military Department will return on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dick Kleberg Park.

Individuals in the area who wish to be tested may do so if they’re experiencing any of the symptoms of the virus.  

The symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, muscle or joint pains, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion and loss of taste or smell. 

The regional testing site will open on Monday, and testing is done by appointment only. Individuals can schedule their appointments beginning on Sunday and can be made by contacting (512) 883-2400.

The appointment must be made using the name on the residents state issued I.D.

A total of 450 people have been tested at the Kleberg County and City of Kingsville Joint Regional Testing site during the first two rounds of testing.

UPDATE 05/14/20:

Kleberg County and City of Kingsville officials have announced the 12th positive case of COVID-19 in the county on Thursday evening.

The 12th case is a man in his 50's who had close contact with another positive case of COVID-19, officials said.

The man is currently in isolation at this time.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the woman to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with this woman, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services Personnel.

As of today, nine of the 12 cases have been removed from isolation in the county, officials said.

UPDATE 05/10/20: 

Kleberg County now has an 11th positive case of COVID-19, after nearly one week of no new cases in the area.

Officials said the 11th case is a woman in her 40's who is in quarantine. The case is still under investigation to determine if it is travel related or if it is community spread.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the woman to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with this woman, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services Personnel.

Free testing for COVID-19 is taking place at the Kleberg County and City of Kingsville Joint Regional Testing Facility at Dick Kleberg Park this week from Monday until Wednesday. The testing will be conducted by the Texas Military Department each day, and testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals in the area who wish to be tested may do so if they’re experiencing any of the symptoms of the virus.  

The symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, muscle or joint pains, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion and loss of taste or smell. 

The regional testing site will remain open through Sunday, and testing is done by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting (512) 883-2400.

The appointment must be made using the name on the residents state issued I.D.

289 total individuals were tested at the site during the first round of testing at the site between May 1st and May 3rd.

UPDATE 5/01/20:

A tenth positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Kleberg County, County and Cit of Kingsville Officials announced on Friday afternoon.

The 10th case is a Kingsville man in his 30's who tested positive at a local area facility. He is receiving medical treatment and is in quarantine.

The case is a community spread case, and the Texas Department of Health Services will contact individuals who may have been in contact with the man.

Today, there are officially five cases that have been removed from isolation.

At Dick Kleberg Park, the Texas Military Department is conducting free testing for individuals who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday until Sunday.

In order to be tested, residents must schedule an appointment ahead of time, by calling (512) 883-2400

The appointment must be made using the name on the residents state issued I.D.

UPDATE: 4/30/20:

The ninth positive case of COVID-19 has been announced in the county, a few days after the previous ninth case was rescinded by Texas Department of State Health Services.

The official ninth case of COVID-19 is a middle-aged man who tested positive at a local area facility. 

Officials said the case is a community spread case.

The man is quarantined and receiving medical treatment at a Corpus Christi hospital. 

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the man to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with this man, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services Personnel.

UPDATE: 4/28/20:

Kleberg County and and City officials have announced the previously reported ninth positive case of COVID-19 in the county, no longer belongs to the county after an investigation revealed the case is in Cameron County.

UPDATE: 4/24/20:

the Kleberg County count of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 8, with the announcement of another confirmed case on Friday afternoon.

This newly confirmed case involves a middle-aged woman who tested positive for COVID-19 at a local area facility, officials said. 

She is currently quarantined and receiving medical treatment at home. 

This case is considered community spread, highlighting the importance of following the current Stay-At-Home Orders in place in both the city and county, officials said.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the woman to conduct contact tracing to limit further transmission. If any community members had contact with this woman, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services Personnel.

UPDATE 4/21/20: 

Kleberg County has added its seventh case of the novel coronavirus in the area Tuesday afternoon, adding the fifth case in nearly a week.

Kleberg County and City of kingsville officials said the latest case is a young woman from Kingsville.

The woman is at home receiving medical treatment and is quarantined.

The case is listed as travel related due to the woman traveling recently to Wisconsin and is connected to another positive case of COVID-19, which was reported on Sunday. 

Officials said they are conducting "contact tracing to limit further transmission" of the virus in the area.

UPDATE 4/18/20: 

Area officials have announced a sixth case of COVID-19 in Kleberg County, the fourth positive test since Wednesday.

The newest case is a middle-aged woman from Kingsville who officials said is receiving treatment at home and is quarantined.

She is in stable condition and is being monitored by Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Officials said the case is travel related because the woman traveled to Wisconsin.

If any community members came in contact with the woman they will be notified by officials from Texas Department of State Health Services Region 11. 

This positive COVID-19 case is not a result of testing at the Kleberg County and City of Kingsville Joint Remote Testing Site at Dick Kleberg Park. The woman tested positive at an area clinic. 

UPDATE 4/16/20: 

Announced Thursday afternoon, Kleberg County and City Officials have confirmed the addition of two more cases of the novel coronavirus in Kleberg County.

A statement from officials said the two cases are not related.

The fourth case is a  middle-aged woman from Kleberg County. She is receiving medical treatment at a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, the release states.

This case is considered community acquired, however, the woman did report having close contact with out of town visitors.

The fifth case, officials said, is a middle-aged man from Kleberg who is also being treated at a local hospital. He is in stable condition and the case is believed to be community spread.

The release states if any community members had contact with either of these individuals, they will be directly notified by Region 11 Department of State Health Services personnel. 

Original Story:

Area officials have announced a third positive case of the novel coronavirus in Kleberg County early Wednesday afternoon.

"Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid and the City of Kingsville Mayor Sam Fugate received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Region 11 of one additional COVID-19 case in our community," the release states.

The third case is a middle-aged woman from Kleberg County and is quarantined and receiving medical treatment, the release states.

Texas Department of State Health Services is monitoring her at home. The case is considered as community spread, however, the woman did have close contact with out of town visitors, the release states.

The Texas Department of State Health Services are now working in partnership with the woman to conduct contact tracking to limit further transmission of the virus.

This news comes one day after the first reported death of COVID-19 in the area on April 13.

The third case was not a result of the Kleberg County and City of Kingsville regional joint testing facility at Dick Kleberg Park in Kingsville.

The facility has changed its hours of operation to Thursday’s from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Testing is done by referral and appointment only after contacting a healthcare provider. If residents do not have a healthcare provider in the area, they may call the Texas Department of State Health Services regional screening office at (956) 423-0130 or CHRISTUS Spohn hospital Kleberg at (361) 595- 9746 for instructions and referrals.

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