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Look inside Mid, South County coronavirus jump Friday includes 2 children with disease

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped nearly 8 percent Friday for Port Arthur, Port Neches, Groves and Nederland, according to information provided by local health departments and municipalities.

Included in the new cases are two involving children ages 10 or younger.

The total number of cases reported in the four cities increased by 29, going from 367 to 396.

Port Arthur health officials also on Friday reported the city’s seventh coronavirus-related death, identifying the victim as an African American female between the age range of 85 and 90. That news came four days after the city reported its sixth coronavirus-related death.

“It is undetermined at this time whether this individual had underlying health conditions,” a health department release noted.

According to the City of Port Arthur Health Department, confirmation of 18 additional Port Arthur residents testing positive for COVID-19 was reported Friday.

These individuals include 11 females, one each between the age ranges of 5-10; 15-20; 30-35; 35-40; 40-45; 50-55; 55-60; and 65-70; and three between 20-25.

The other individuals are seven males, one each between the age ranges of 0-4; 20-25; 50-55; and 70-75; and three between 15-20.

This brings the total to 239 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in the City of Port Arthur.

Groves

Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments officials said there were three new positive COVID-19 cases in residents of Groves. The individuals include two females between the age ranges of 20-25 and 30-35.

Also included is one male between the age range of 30-35.

This brings the total to 51 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Groves.

Port Neches

Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Department also said they received confirmation of two additional Port Neches residents who tested positive for coronavirus, including two females between the age range of 20-25.

This brings the total to 41 Port Neches residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began.

Nederland

The City of Nederland said on Friday it received information that the number of total positive COVID-19 test results increased to 65 with six new positive cases.

This means there are 42 reported active cases in Nederland.

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