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

Published 7:11 pm Thursday, April 9, 2020

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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.

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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

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