4 children and 1 adult are the newest COVID-19 cases in JWC

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal

Five additional coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were reported in Jim Wells County Sunday. With the additional five cases the county has reported a total of 276.

Newest cases are:

* Case #272 - females in her teen’s

* Case #273 - male in his teen’s

* Case #274 - female in her one’s

* Case #275 - male in his one’s

* Case #276 - male in his 40’s

Four of the cases are from the 78332 zip code and one is from the 78372 zip code.

According to county officials, the DSHS reported the five new cases and are reporting for a total of 276 cases for the county. While there has not been a retraction or explanation as to shy the county being a number off, county officials did say that there was a message to DSHS from the Sheriff Department that one of the addresses was on the Duval County side instead of JWC. This is still being investigated.

According to Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - there are 102 active cases and 174 recovered cases.