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COVID-19 surge sends confirmed cases past 200 in Port Arthur

The City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation Wednesday of 17 additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for coronavirus disease.

These individuals include four females in the age ranges of 20-25, 25-30, 55-60 and 60-65.

The other individuals include 13 males: one male each between 10-15; 20-25; 30-35; 40-45; 55-60 and 70-75; three between 15-20; two between 35-40; and two between 45-50.

This brings the total to 208 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in the City of Port Arthur.

The City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments received confirmation of three additional positive COVID-19 cases in residents of Groves, including three males between the age ranges of 15-20, 25-30 and 75-80.

This brings the total to 45 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 for the City of Groves since testing began.

The City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments received confirmation of two additional Port Neches residents who tested positive for COVID-19, including two males between the age ranges of 35-40 and 60-65.

This brings the total to 35 Port Neches residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began.

For confidentiality purposes, the health departments are not releasing any additional information to identify these individuals.

Nederland has received information that the number of total positive COVID-19 test results increased to 57 on Wednesday (three new positive cases).

This means there are 34 REPORTED ACTIVE CASES in Nederland.

“We were informed 3 active cases are now considered recovered,” a city statement said. “We ask that people follow the health guidelines prescribed by the State of Texas, specifically hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask when out.”