Port Neches man is city’s 1st reported COVID-19 case

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

PORT NECHES — A Port Neches man between 20 and 30-years-old is recovering from COVID-19.

The man, whose name is not being released, was tested by a private physician and received the results March 31, Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine said.

The man quarantined at home, did not require a hospital stay and is almost completely recovered, officials said.

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The city, however, alerted Port Neches officials on Tuesday.

Lemoine said he spoke with the man’s physician, who immediately forwarded the results to the Port Arthur Health Department. Lemoine did not speculate on the reason for the delay.

Judith Smith, director of the Port Arthur Health Department, learned of the case on Tuesday.