For those who wish more information, please visit the Texas Map for COVID-19 . You may access via the link in the left hand menu that says Coronavirus Cases Maps and Statistical Information or by clicking here. Please note that it is updated once a day around 4ish.
August 3 - Five new positive cases - all females (one-year-old, under 15, 30's, 40's and 50"s). 65 recoveries and no change to the fatality report of 12. This report is based on the updated DSHS Dashboard.
July 28 - Four new cases bringing the total to 135 with 52 recoveries. Three females (30's, 60's and 80's) and one male (60's). Yesterday, the Tx Department of State Health Services updated its COVID-19 fatality reporting based on death certificates. Aransas County now has 6 deaths.
July 27, 2020 - Five new cases bringing the total to 131 positive cases with 52 recoveries. They are all male (30's, 2-50's, 70's and 80's)
July 26,2020 Three new cases - Two females (30's and 40's) and one male under the age of 10. Total positive cases 126 and 52 recoveries.
July 25, 2020 Seven new cases reported today bringing the total number of positive cases to 123 with 52 recoveries. There are five females (one in her 70’s and the rest in their 50’s) and two males (40’s and 80’s)
July 24 COVID-19 Report: Two females - a teenager and a women in her 30’s - bringing the total count of positive cases to 116 with 50 recoveries.
July 23rd brings us three new cases - two females (20’s and 50’s) and one male (30’s) for a total of 114 positive cases with 45 recoveries.
July 21, 2020 - 14 new cases bringing the total positive case count to 106. Eight female (1 under 10, 2-30’s, 50’s, and 3- 60’s) and six male (30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 2-60’s and 80’s).
July 20, 2020: One new case - a woman in her 20’s. The historical case count is now 92 with 36 recoveries.
July 19, 2020 - Six new cases have been confirmed. The historical case count is now 91 with 36 recoveries. Two females (30’s and 90’s) and four males (two under 10 years of age, one under 15, and another less than a year old).
People keep asking for reports on hospitalizations and deaths. Our response is the same as it has been since the beginning – we do not have this information. Everything we receive (and share) from the Texas Department of State Health Services is published on the day of receipt. At the beginning it was every couple of days, but has now become daily.
We are very frustrated by the lack of information on these two topics. Like you, we are aware of deaths and hospitalizations that have not been reported to the County and have addressed our concerns to numerous state agencies, the Governor’s office and elected officials.
As Aransas County does not have any hospital facilities, residents must go elsewhere. Our hospitalized citizens may be in Corpus, Victoria or even Refugio. If you would like to examine the numbers, please go to the DSHS COVID-19 Hospital Information Dashboard at https://tinyurl.com/yb9anmot and click on one of the regions. The Dashboard is updated daily around 4 pm. Nueces County’s numbers are updated between 4 – 6 pm every day.
Reminder -- tomorrow the Rockport Beach Park and boating ramp will be closed to vehicular traffic, the Community Pool will be closed indefinitely, and City Parks will also be closed. Tule Hike and Bike Trail will remain open.
July 18, 2020 - Four new cases have been confirmed. The historical case count is now 85 with 36 recoveries. Two females ( 50’s and 20’s) and two men (20’s and 60’s)
July 17, 2020 - Six new cases have been confirmed. The historical case count is now 81 with 25 recoveries. Four females (one under 5 and three in their 50’s) and two men (one under 15 and the other in his 50’s.
July 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Report and Beach Closing News
Starting at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 19th, vehicles will NOT be allowed into Rockport Beach Park, including the boat ramp. Individuals may park on Fairgrounds and walk in. This is scheduled to end on August 1, but may be rescinded or extended. The Order may be viewed on the City’s web site: https://cityofrockport.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=3006
There were 10 new cases today bringing the total to 75. Recoveries remain at 23. Five females (60’s, 2 - 20’s, 30’s and 40’s) and five males (two under the age of 15, 60’s, 70’s and 40’s).
July 15, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE: Eight new cases reported bringing the total number of positive cases to 65 with 23 recoveries. There were four males (50’s, 60’s and two in their 70’s) and four females (teenager, 40’s, 50’s and 80’s).
Reminder that the Weekly Briefing will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am. It is a live stream on the Chamber and Pilot’s FB pages and is also viewable as a video later in the day. The change was made because of a previously scheduled, regional hurricane training. They will resume on Wednesdays the following week.
July 14 COVID Update - One new case, a male in his 30’s. There have been 57 reported cases and 23 recoveries.
July 13, 2020: 1 new positive case and 1 recovery - both males in their 70’s.
We have been notified by the Navigation District that this weekend’s Market Days has been cancelled.
The weekly "Local Impact Briefing" will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am. It is a live stream on the Chamber and Pilot’s FB pages and is also viewable as a video later in the day. The change was made because of a previously scheduled, regional hurricane training. They will resume on Wednesdays the following week.
July 12, 2020 - Five new cases today - two males in their 40’s, a male in his 20’s, a boy under the age of 5, and a female in her 70’s. Total of 55 cases and 20 recoveries.
The weekly "Local Impact Briefing" will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am. It is a livestream on the Chamber and Pilot FB pages and is also viewable as a video later in the day. The change was made because of a previously scheduled, regional hurricane training. They will resume on Wednesdays the following week.
July 11, 2020 - No New Cases Today. Total recoveries is now 20.
July 10, 2020 - We are now at 50 positive cases with the newest being a teenage female. No new recoveries to report.
July 9, 2020 - Three additional positive cases bringing the total to 49 - two females (80’s and 40’s) and a male teenager.
July 8, 2020, two additional positive test results for COVID-19 have been confirmed in Aransas County. The historical case count now stands at 46 with a total of 16 recovered. Case number 45 is a male in his 40s. Case number 46 is a female in her 60s.The patients are currently isolated in self quarantine.
July 7 - One New Case today - Gentleman in his 70’s
July 5, 2020 - Today we were informed of our 35th positive case - a female in her 40’s. The recovered cases are now 11.
JULY 4, 2020 - Three additional cases bringing the total of positive cases to 34. Two males (50’s and 70’s) and one female (60’s). Link to newest charts
July 3 COVID-19 UPDATE - three additional cases bringing the total of positive cases to 31. All females - teen, 20’s and 60’s.
July 2, 2020 - Four additional positive test results for COVID-19 have been confirmed in Aransas County. The historical case count now stands at 28 with a total of 9 recovered. They include four females - one a teenager, two are 10 years of age, and a 10-month-old.
UPDATE - 6/30/2020 As of 3:30 pm today, there have been three additional positive test results bringing the case count to 23. All females - one in her 40’s, another in her 50’s and the third in her 60’s. There have been 6 recoveries and no deaths.
UPDATE - 6/29/2020 As of 2 pm today, three additional positive test results for COVID-19 have been confirmed in Aransas County bringing the historical case count to 20. The three individuals are all women - one in her 20’s, another in her 80’s, and the third in her 30’s.
UPDATE - 6/28/2020 - As of the morning of June 28, 2020, one additional positive test result for COVID-19 has been confirmed in Aransas County. The historical case count now stands at 17. Case number 17 is a teenage female. The patient is currently isolated in self quarantine. DSHS (Texas Department of State Health Services) is supporting Aransas County in identifying any close contacts of the patients so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms.
UPDATE - 6/26/2020 - There have been four additional positive COVID-19 cases in Aransas County bringing the total number to 16. Click here for more information.
UPDATE - 6/26/2020 - There have been two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Aransas County bringing the total number to 12. Case #11 is a male in his 60s. Case #12 is a male in his 30s. Both men are in self-quarantine.
UPDATE - 6/23/2020 - Aransas County has been notified of three more individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Click here for more information
UPDATE - 6/15/2020 - Aransas County has just recorded a seventh individual who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Click here for more information.
UPDATE - 6/12/2020 - The Texas Department of State Health Services notified Judge Mills that another individual has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was not involved in the May 12th testing. Click here for more information,
UPDATE - 5/20/2020 - The Texas Department of State Health Services notified C.H. “Burt” Mills, Jr. this morning that a 70 year old female has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in self quarantine. Aransas County has 2 individuals recovered and 3 in self quarantine at this time. We will continue to monitor and keep you aware of any further information.
UPDATE - 5/19/2020 - There has been another confirmed case in Aransas County. The individual is a 60-year-old male and is in quarantine. That brings the total number of positive cases to four, with two now recovered.
UPDATE - 5/14/2020 - Aransas County Judge C.H. "Burt" Mills has been informed there is a new COVID-19 case in Aransas County. The individual is an 80-year-old male. He is self quarantined at this time. As new information is made available the public will be alerted.
UPDATE - 5/7/2020 - The Texas Department of Health and Human Services conducted COVID-19 testing in Aransas County April 23 and 24 at the Fulton Convention Center. Aransas County completed 189 tests and, at this time, we have no confirmed cases from the testing. The Texas Department of Health and Services will only call the County Judge with any positive cases.
UPDATE - 4/15/2020 - The two reported cases are now recovered.
If you have questions, please check out the local government and Chamber web sites. There is an array of information that includes open businesses and restaurants; statistical information and maps; links to federal and state agencies; preventive tips and more. If your question isn’t addressed, then give us a call.
Currently our community, like other parts of the world, is facing threats from the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not just the coronavirus, but the misinformation, fear, and hoarding that have overshadowed the reality of the situation.
At the City of Rockport, our primary mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors. This is something we don’t take lightly.
Long before the travel bans, cancelled sporting and cultural events, and spring break extensions throughout the country, the City was posting educational items and important links about the coronavirus in the News Flash section on its web site – and sharing its availability through the local social media pages. This is something we’ll continue to do as more information becomes available.
Many of the precautions now being urged have been standard practice at the City for years – having employees stay home when ill, availability of hand sanitizer in our facilities, and thorough cleaning of public areas. We have stepped up efforts with social spacing at meetings, and aggressive disinfecting of touch points. It’s important to note that there is NO threat to our water system.
The Director General of the World Health Organization has stated that “all countries can still change the course of this pandemic.” That’s exactly what we’re doing through action and education.
It all begins with STOPPING the spread of germs. The CDC recommends wearing masks when in public places. Avoid people who are sick and stay home if you’re not feeling well. Follow the advice you were taught as a child – wash your hands thoroughly, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Know the SYMPTOMS. Many of the symptoms mirror those of allergies and colds, i.e. fever and coughing, but shortness of breath may also be a signal.
If you FEEL SICK, stay at home and limit your exposure to family members, especially those who have compromised immune or respiratory systems, young children and the elderly. Keep yourself hydrated and fed and try using over-the-counter medication to alleviate the discomfort. There are currently no tests available for the coronavirus in our immediate areal however they’re expected to arrive in Corpus Christi by late March. Even so, these tests have a 2-3 day turn-around for results.
If at any time you experience SHORTNESS OF BREATH, without having exerted one’s self, or are experiencing severe problems, present yourself at an emergency facility, NOT a doctor’s office. If possible, call ahead or have the person taking you enter before you to alert the front desk. The facility may have a special entrance to bypass the waiting room.
As with Hurricane Harvey, the Mayor’s Message and the City’s web site will be the focal point of communication for the area. We encourage you to visit it regularly or sign up for alerts. We will include updated information and links to state and federal agencies.
Most of us have never lived through a major, national health scare like the 1918 influenza pandemic and polio in the late 1940s. But, through facts, not fear we’ll come through it.