Overview of COVID-19

Quick Facts 
The coronavirus is a common illness, but the strain that’s caused a wide-spread contamination since December 2019 (COVID-19) is a new, or "novel", strain of this virus.
Very few people have an immunity to this illness since it is new; which partly explains the rapid spread of this virus over the last 7 months.
There are no vaccines or preventative medications for COVID-19 at this time.
You may be infected for up to 2 weeks before showing any symptoms. 

Current COVID-19 Case Counts
- As of May 28, there are currently 59,776 confirmed cases and 1,601 deaths due to COVID-19 in Texas.1
       You can see the case counts per county by visiting Texas DSHS Map - COVID cases
- As of May 28, San Patricio County has recorded 33 positive cases of COVID-19.2
       26 of the 33 patients have recovered.
- As of May 28, Nueces County has recorded 268 positive cases of COVID-19.3
- As of May 28, there are 1,698,523 cases and 100,446 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States.4
- It is important to understand that COVID-19 does not always result in death. Over 2.3 million people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19  according to
  Johns Hopkins Medicine.5
NOTE: The case counts and information are updated daily as the information becomes available. 

Timeline of COVID-19
December 2019 - The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak began in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
January 2020 - COVID-19 began spreading in the United States
January 30, 2020 - World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern"
March 4, 2020 - First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Texas
March 11, 2020 - WHO declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic due to the rapid spread
March 13, 2020 - President Donald Trump declared a State of National Emergency of the United States
March 13, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a State of Disaster for all Texas Counties
March 16, 2020 - San Patricio County Judge David Krebs issued a Declaration of Local State Disaster
March 17, 2020 - Portland Mayor Cathy Skurow issued a Declaration of Local State Disaster  
March 19, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-08
March 21, 2020 - Nueces County confirmed first case of the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020 - San Patricio County confirmed first cases of the coronavirus.
March 28, 2020 - Portland resident tested positive for COVID-19
March 30, 2020 - San Patricio County Stay Home, Work Safe Executive Order took effect
March 31, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended Statewide orders through April 30, 2020 in Executive Order GA-14
April 3, 2020 - Second Portland resident tested positive for COVID-19
April 13, 2020 - San Patricio County issued another Executive Order to extend the Stay Home, Work Safe mandates through May 4, 2020
April 27, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Executive Order GA-18 with guidance on partially re-opening certain businesses beginning May 1, 2020
May 4, 2020 - San Patricio County issued another Executive Order to extend the Stay Home, Work Safe mandates through May 26, 2020
May 5, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Executive Order GA-21 with guidance on Phase 1 of the Open Texas plan
May 18, 2020 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Executive Order GA-23 with guidance on Phase 2 of the Open Texas plan


References
https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus 
  Texas Department of Human and Health Services - Texas Case Count as of May 28, 2020
2 https://sanpatem.com/ 
  San Patricio County Emergency Management - San Patricio County case count as of May 28, 2020
http://news.cctexas.com/news/coronavirus-update-6795333 
  Nueces County Public Health District and the City of Corpus Christi - Nueces County case count as of May 28, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html 
  Center for Disease Control and Prevention - US Cases as of May 28, 2020
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus 
  "As of May 28, 2020, 356,131 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. However, 2,367,292 people have recovered from the illness."