Nueces County, Texas Covid Case and Risk Tracker

Tracking Coronavirus in Nueces County, Texas: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
500
1,000 cases
7-day average
45

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023
Daily Avg. on Jan. 26 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 45 12 –70%
Test positivity 16% +22%
Hospitalized 96 21 +28%
Deaths <1 <1
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Nueces County.

Hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied
75%
85%
95%
No data
About this data The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
58%
24%
65 and up
81%
54%

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1% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Nueces County is medium based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Jan. 26. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has risen in the Nueces County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Nueces County is very high.
  • An average of 45 cases per day were reported in Nueces County, a 70 percent decrease from the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 113,033 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 229 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 1,586 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals. Read more about the data.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Nueces County is medium based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Jan. 26. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has risen in the Nueces County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Nueces County is very high.
  • An average of 45 cases per day were reported in Nueces County, a 70 percent decrease from the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 113,033 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 229 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 1,586 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals. Read more about the data.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
58%
24%
65 and up
81%
54%

See more details ›

1% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

How trends have changed in Nueces County

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
500
1,000 cases
7-day average
45

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
20%
40% positive
7-day average
16
Hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the Nueces County area
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
200
400 hospitalized
7-day average
0
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5
10 deaths
30-day average
0

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Nueces County.

Average cases per capita in Nueces County

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This calendar shows data through 2022 and will no longer be updated in 2023. The Times will continue to report the data for other displays on this page.

About the data

In data for Texas, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. Texas typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 4, 2023: The Times is using C.D.C. data based on death certificates for locations that do not report deaths regularly or comprehensively. The federal data updates approximately once a month and appears as a spike in deaths on the day it updates.
  • Nov. 18, 2022: The Times began using state data for Chambers County after local officials stopped reporting data regularly, resulting in a one-time decrease in cases.
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • April 15, 2022 to April 16, 2022: Texas did not report new data.
  • Jan. 14, 2022: Texas audited cases data from previous years, which added about 26,000 cases to the state total and resulted in one-day increases or decreases in cumulative cases for many counties.
  • Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday. Some counties reported data independently.
  • Dec. 24, 2021 to Dec. 26, 2021: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 10, 2021: Texas added many cases from earlier in December that had not previously been reported because of a data processing issue.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 12, 2021: Texas added many deaths from previous months after reviewing records.
  • Aug. 6, 2021: Texas added around 7,000 probable cases in Cameron County.
  • June 9, 2021: Texas added a backlog of cases in Bell and Webb counties.
  • June 7, 2021: Nueces County added about 70 cases from previous months based on state records.
  • May 4, 2021: Nueces County announced 31 deaths from previous months based on state records.
  • March 25, 2021: Brazos County announced a backlog of about 2,000 cases.
  • Feb. 1, 2021: Texas announced many backlogged cases from unspecified days from Health Region 7 in Central Texas.
  • Dec. 11, 2020: Texas began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Sept. 21, 2020: Texas added a backlog of many cases.
  • July 27, 2020: Texas changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, causing a spike in the total number by including deaths that were not previously announced.
  • June 16, 2020: Texas added a backlog of 1,476 cases from prison inmates in Anderson and Brazoria Counties.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Texas, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. Texas typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 4, 2023: The Times is using C.D.C. data based on death certificates for locations that do not report deaths regularly or comprehensively. The federal data updates approximately once a month and appears as a spike in deaths on the day it updates.
  • Nov. 18, 2022: The Times began using state data for Chambers County after local officials stopped reporting data regularly, resulting in a one-time decrease in cases.
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • April 15, 2022 to April 16, 2022: Texas did not report new data.
  • Jan. 14, 2022: Texas audited cases data from previous years, which added about 26,000 cases to the state total and resulted in one-day increases or decreases in cumulative cases for many counties.
  • Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday. Some counties reported data independently.
  • Dec. 24, 2021 to Dec. 26, 2021: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 10, 2021: Texas added many cases from earlier in December that had not previously been reported because of a data processing issue.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Texas did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 12, 2021: Texas added many deaths from previous months after reviewing records.
  • Aug. 6, 2021: Texas added around 7,000 probable cases in Cameron County.
  • June 9, 2021: Texas added a backlog of cases in Bell and Webb counties.
  • June 7, 2021: Nueces County added about 70 cases from previous months based on state records.
  • May 4, 2021: Nueces County announced 31 deaths from previous months based on state records.
  • March 25, 2021: Brazos County announced a backlog of about 2,000 cases.
  • Feb. 1, 2021: Texas announced many backlogged cases from unspecified days from Health Region 7 in Central Texas.
  • Dec. 11, 2020: Texas began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Sept. 21, 2020: Texas added a backlog of many cases.
  • July 27, 2020: Texas changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, causing a spike in the total number by including deaths that were not previously announced.
  • June 16, 2020: Texas added a backlog of 1,476 cases from prison inmates in Anderson and Brazoria Counties.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.