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Groves, PN residents’ COVID deaths announced; SETX hospitals release warning direct to community

The City of Port Arthur Health Department is reporting a COVID-19 related death for a resident of Groves.

On Wednesday afternoon, health officials said the victim was a White female between 75 and 80 years old.

It has been reported the individual had underlying health conditions.

The health department has reported five COVID-19 related deaths for Groves residents since the beginning of the pandemic.

Also Wednesday, health officials announced the death of a Port Neches resident related to COVID-19, identifying the victim as a White woman between 75 and 80 years old with underlying health conditions.

She is the fifth Port Neches residents to have passed away in 2020 with complications related to coronavirus.

Southeast Texas hospitals

On Wednesday afternoon, the teams at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas and Medical Center of Southeast Texas put out a joint statement about responding to the medical needs of local communities with compassion and professionalism.

“We are asking for your continued vigilance to protect yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors from the virus, especially as we enter this critical holiday season,” the statement read.

It continues:

“For many months now during this COVD-19 pandemic, we urged people to take several simple steps to reduce the spread of the virus. We saw the citizens of Southeast Texas respond – just as you have during previous times of crisis in our communities – and be there for one another.

As we have moved from stay-at-home orders and to phased re-openings of our economy, there have been challenges with stabilizing and decreasing the number of cases and hospitalizations locally and across the country. We do not want those challenges to grow as people prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. As a result, we urge you to do several things to prevent people from getting and spreading the virus.

  • Wear a mask or face covering around others.
  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from people who do not live in your household.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Keep hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and use it when you are unable to wash your hands.

If we are not careful to continue these safety precautions, the devastating impact of the virus can again escalate and bring more suffering in our communities.

Please be assured that your community hospitals remain committed to providing quality care from everyone who needs it. We also work to ensure that our staff has all of the necessary resources to provide that care and stay safe. We encourage you to do your part. Let us allow science to continue to inform our actions to defeat this public health crisis.

It will take all of us to get through this challenging time. The people of Southeast Texas has shown its resiliency before and we know we can do it again – together.

Thank you again for helping to keeping our community safe.”

Port Arthur and Mid-County Fatality report:

  • April 6: Port Arthur White male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions.
  • 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, had underlying conditions.
  • 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. 18: Port Arthur White male, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 31: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.
  • Aug. 31: Nederland White male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 4: Port Arthur African American male, aged 70-75, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 8: Nederland White male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 9: Nederland White male, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 22: Groves White male, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 29: Port Arthur White male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.
  • Sept. 29: Port Arthur African American female, aged 90-95, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 6: Port Arthur African American male, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 6: Port Arthur Asian male, aged 40-45.
  • Oct. 7: Port Neches White female, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 7: Groves White male, aged 70-75, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 7: Nederland Hispanic female, aged 90-95, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 7: Nederland White male, aged 50-55, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 9: Port Arthur White female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 15: Port Arthur African American female, aged 90-95, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 16: Port Arthur Asian male, aged 65-70 years old, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 20: Port Arthur Asian male, aged 60-65 years old, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 22: Nederland White male, aged 80-85 years old, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 26: Groves White female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 26: Port Neches White male, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 27: Port Arthur White female, aged 90-95, had underlying conditions.
  • Oct. 27: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 80-85.
  • Nov. 2: Port Arthur White male, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Nov. 6: Port Arthur African American male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions.
  • Nov. 10: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 45-50.
  • Nov. 13: Port Arthur White male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.
  • Nov. 17: Port Neches White male, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.
  • Nov. 18: Groves White female, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.
  • Nov. 18: Port Neches White female, aged 75-80, had underlying conditions.