85 babies have tested positive for Covid-19 in one Texas county


Corpus Christi Nueces County Director of Public Health Annette Rodriguez said Friday that 85 babies under the age of one have tested positive for Covid-19 there.

“I have been reviewing statistics. We currently have 85 babies, under the age of one year in Nueces County, that have all tested positive for Covid-19,” Rodriguez said in a Public Health District meeting. “These babies have not even had their first birthday yet.”

Earlier in the meeting, Corpus Christi city manager Peter Zanoni discussed the spike in cases in Nueces County.

“Amongst metropolitan counties in Texas, Nueces County has the fastest growing, the fastest case growth in new cases right now on the seven-day average than any other metropolitan county in the state,” he said. “And that’s a problem.”

Corpus Christi has a total of 8,171 Covid-19 cases, with 82 related deaths.

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