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Port Neches woman’s death this week is city’s first linked to COVID-19

PORT NECHES — A Port Neches woman has died as a result of complications of the coronavirus, health officials announced just after noon Tuesday.

According to the City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments, the victim is the first COVID-19-related death of a resident of Port Neches.

The individual was identified as a white female between 70 and 75 years old.

It has been determined she had underlying health conditions.

She is the second resident this week of Mid County and Port Arthur linked to a coronavirus death.

On Tuesday, the health departments received confirmation of five additional residents in Port Neches who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive tests since testing began to 146 in Port Neches.

Fatality report:

 (NOTE: Groves has 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 not known.
  • 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.
  • July 28: Port Neches White female, aged 70-75, had underlying conditions.