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COVID-19 Updates: 46 new cases; Port Arthur passes 300; Nederland hits 90

The 46 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed locally Wednesday included a couple of dubious milestones: Port Arthur passed 300 total cases and Nederland reached 90 cases.

In total, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Nederland and Groves now have confirmed 505 total cases following Thursday’s local jump of 46.


The City of Port Arthur and Jefferson County Health Departments received confirmation of six additional positive COVID-19 cases in residents of Groves.

The individuals include one female between the age range of 15-20 and two females between the age range of 35-40.

The other individuals include three males between the age ranges of 30-35; 35-40; and 50-55.

This brings the total to 65 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 for the City of Groves since testing began.

Port Arthur

The Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of 26 additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for coronavirus.

These individuals include three females between the age range 20-25; three between 30-35; one between 35-40; three between 40-45; one between 55-60; two between 60-75; and one between 65-70.

The other individuals include one male between 5-10; one between 10-15; two between 25-30; one between 30-35; four between 40-45; one between 45-50; one between 50-55; and one between 60-65.

This brings the total to 307 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in Port Arthur.

Port Neches

Health departments received confirmation of one additional Port Neches resident who tested positive for coronavirus — a female between the age range of 40-45.

This brings the total to 51 Port Neches residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began.


The City of Nederland announced it has received information that the number of total positive COVID-19 test results has increased to 90 with 16 new positive cases on Wednesday.


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