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Editor’s Note: The headline for this article has been updated to reflect that Corpus Christi has canceled a regular briefing at the City Hall. This article has also been updated to reflect that the Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health District will no longer report cases of COVID-19 in the county from June to Saturday and Sunday.
Corpus Christi and Nueces County no longer hold biweekly COVID-19 news briefings as they gradually return to normal towards the end of the pandemic.
However, authorities will continue to inform the general public about the development of COVID, especially as vaccination efforts continue.
The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District has reported daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in Nueces County since the pandemic began. Due to the reduced number of cases, the city announced on Thursday that the health district would not report cases from June to Saturday and Sunday. The number of cases is published only from Monday to Friday and includes the number of cases on weekends.
If the number of cases of coronavirus infection begins to increase, the health district may resume its original reporting schedule to include Saturday and Sunday, the news release said.
During the briefing, city and county officials at the city hall shared local data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Discussed national, state and local policies regarding COVID safety. Provided information about vaccination sites. Since March 2020, 137 live broadcasts have been aired.
The frequency of briefings fluctuated throughout the pandemic. Initially, they were held on weekdays. Eventually, it was reduced to once a week. Last month, officials said it would be held every other week.
The average weekly number of people infected in the county was 354, peaking in July. The average has been declining in the spring, maintaining double digits, but not reaching the October lows.
The county reported a single digit number Number of new cases on Tuesday — 9 —..
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Although regular briefings have been abolished, authorities will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and hold briefings to inform the general public as needed.
Judge Barbara Canales of Nueces County told The Corpus Times that she would be briefing at the Zhong County Courthouse during the summer.
“I think the vaccination message needs to continue,” Canales said, although regular news briefings at the city hall have ended.
on the other hand, Coastal Bend COVID Task Force Continues to hold a Q & A session on Facebook Live every Friday around noon. The Task Force is a partnership between Texas A & M University Corpus Christi that studies COVID data for cities, counties, and regions.
The Task Force, which includes researcher Chris Byrd and public health director Annette Rodriguez, answers questions from the general public about viruses and vaccines.
In early May, Bird said the group was planning to switch to a bi-weekly Q & A session. However, as COVID-related questions continued to flood, the Task Force decided to keep updating weekly.
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