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COVID-19 cases top 100 in Jefferson County, numbers climb locally

Positive cases of COVID-19 have topped 100 in Jefferson County, health officials said.

The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations said Thursday’s compilation from different health departments indicated there are five coronavirus-related deaths in the county and 101 confirmed cases.

Locally, there are 21 cases of COVID-19 confirmed for Port Arthur residents, six in Nederland, five in Groves and one in Port Neches.

The Call Center reported 144 calls today.

Call volume, officials say, continues to go down considerably. Residents are encouraged to call 409-550-2536 to be evaluated for testing. The Call Center is open 24-hours, seven days a week.

If you are looking for information about COVID-19, call 211 option 6 or visit covid-19-jeffco.hub.arcgis.com.

According to the Port Arthur Health Department, five Port Arthur residents are hospitalized, and so is one Nederland resident.