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Health authorities announce COVID-19 death for Port Arthur resident

A Port Arthur woman’s death announced Monday has been linked to COVID-19.

“It is with great sadness” that the City of Port Arthur Health Department is reporting its 11th COVID-19 related death of a resident of Port Arthur.

The individual was an African American female between 65 and 70 years old.

It has been determined the individual had underlying health conditions, health officials said.

The same agency reported the deaths of two Port Arthur residents last week.

(NOTE: Port Neches and Groves have not recorded any deaths due to COVID-19; date reflects the day local health officials reported the death.)

  • April 6: Port Arthur white male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as John Kirk Veillon, 47.
  • April 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • April 21: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • April 21: Nederland white female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.
  • May 3: Port Arthur white male, aged 65-70, was previously reported as COVID-19 positive and had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as Chris Dwayne Stewts, 68.
  • June 5: Port Arthur African American female, aged 80-85, underlying conditions not known.
  • June 29: Port Arthur African American female, aged 60-65, underlying conditions not known.
  • July 3: Port Arthur African American female, aged 85-90, underlying conditions unknown.
  • July 9: Nederland white female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • July 14: Port Arthur African American female, aged 50-55, had underlying conditions.
  • July 15: Nederland white female, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.
  • July 17: Nederland white female, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.
  • July 20: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.
  • July 21: Port Arthur African American male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.
  • July 27: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.