Health officials: Male Port Arthur resident dies due to COVID-19

Published 1:25 pm Monday, July 20, 2020

A ninth Port Arthur resident has died as a result of the coronavirus, health officials announced at 1 p.m. Monday.

“It is with great sadness” that the City of Port Arthur Health Department confirmed the news.

Officials said the victim was an African American male between 55 and 60 years old.

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“It has been determined that the individual had underlying health conditions,” the health department said.

On Friday, the health department confirmed 35 additional Port Arthur residents tested positive for COVID-19 that day.

That brought the total to 513 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in the City of Port Arthur.

The health department will release weekend numbers later Monday.