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4 Groves, Port Arthur residents test positive for COVID-19, including child under 16

On Saturday, health officials announced four Port Arthur and Mid County residents had tested positive for coronavirus, including three under the age of 40 and one minor.

Within that number are two Port Arthur residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

One individual is a female between the age range of 10-15 and the other is a male between 35-40.

For confidentiality purposes, the health department is not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals. This brings the total to 69 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Port Arthur.

Also Saturday, the Port Arthur and Jefferson County health departments received confirmation of two additional positive COVID-19 cases in residents of Groves.

One individual is a female between the age range of 25-30 and the other individual is a male between the age range of 70-75.

For confidentiality purposes, the health departments are not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals. This brings the total to 15 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Groves.

As more businesses are opening, the Health Department is encouraging all citizens to remain vigilant about maintaining social distance. If you are in a place where social distancing cannot be maintained, a face covering should be used. This is still a very serious situation, and we are not yet in the position of relaxing our efforts of using any non-pharmaceutical interventions.