Third Case of novel coronavirus

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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