PA, Mid-County coronavirus cases near 30; Jefferson County closes golf courses

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Five Jefferson County residents have died due to complications associated with COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday evening,

The total number of confirmed cases in Mid County and Port Arthur reached 28, according the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center, which summarizes activities and developments related to COVID-19 in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange and Tyler counties.

There are 18 in Port Arthur, six in Nederland, four in Groves and one in Port Neches.

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The Operations Center stressed the numbers are a compilation from several health departments and “may not be 100% accurate.”

The region’s call center received 100 calls today.

If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or you believe you have been exposed to an infected individual, call 409-550-2536 to be evaluated for testing.

The Call Center is open 24-hours, seven days a week.

Addendum 4 to Judge Jeff Branick’s 7th Amended Emergency Order was issued Monday regarding cremations in Jefferson County. Addendum 5 to Branick’s 7th Amended Emergency Order was signed today in Jefferson County, closing all golf courses, driving ranges and golf training centers in Jefferson County.

If you are looking for information about COVID-19, do not call the Call Center. You can call 211 option 6 or visit SETINFO.ORG.