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City reaches dire milestone with latest COVID-19 death in Port Arthur

Port Arthur’s fatality count linked to coronavirus reached a tragic milestone Thursday, with the city’s reporting of its 25th death.

The morning news announcement released by the City of Port Arthur indicates the victim was an African American female between 55 and 60 years old.

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

On Thursday night, the City of Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of 18 additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of positives for Port Arthur residents since testing began now stands at 912.

Port Arthur and Mid-County 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.
  • Aug. 5: Port Arthur White female, aged 80-84, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 10: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 10: Port Arthur African American male, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 11: Port Arthur White female, aged 40-45.
  • Aug. 11: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60.
  • Aug. 11: Nederland White male, aged 70-75, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 14: Nederland White male, aged 90-95, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 14: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 90-95.
  • Aug. 18: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 20: Port Arthur African American female, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.