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Health department reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths for residents of Port Arthur

For the third straight day, health officials are reporting deaths related to COVID-19 for residents of Mid-County or South County.

Just after noon Wednesday, the Port Arthur Health Department announced the passings of Port Arthur residents, identified as an African American man between 55 and 60 years old and a Hispanic man between 65 and 70 years old.

It has been determined both individuals had underlying health conditions.

Port Arthur has now reported 13 COVID-19 related deaths.

On Tuesday, the health department received confirmation of 25 additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the city’s total to 687 positive tests since testing began.

Also on Tuesday, a White female between 70 and 75 years old was reported as Port Neches’ first COVID-19 related fatality.

On Monday, a Port Arthur African American female passed away following complications with coronavirus.

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.
  • July 29: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.
  • July 29: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.