COVID-19 Updates

Case Counts, Local Updates & Closures

Current COVID-19 Case Counts
**First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Portland on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
- As of April 3, there are currently 5,330 confirmed cases and 90 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 April 2, San Patricio County has 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- As of April 2, Nueces County has recorded 41 positive cases of the coronavirus.
- As of April 3, there are 239,279 confirmed cases and 5,443 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States.3
- It is important to understand that COVID-19 does not always result in death. Over 200,000 people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19  according to
  Johns Hopkins Medicine.4
NOTE: The Texas & US case counts and information are updated daily by 2:00 p.m. The Nueces & San Patricio County counts are updated by 5:00 p.m.

Local updates
The City of Portland placed the San Patricio County Stay Home-Work Safe Executive Order in effect on March 30, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.
The orders shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020.

Portland City Hall & Public Works lobbies are closed to the public. You can access payment options, service forms, and contact information for Utility Billing, Municipal Court, and Permit offices on the Operational Changes page: https://www.portlandtx.com/704/Operational-Changes

Permits for garage sales and solicitations are suspended until further notice.
If you already have a garage sale permit, please consider postponing your garage sale. Your permit will be honored for your re-scheduled date!

Closed City Facilities
- Portland Senior Center
- Sports Complex
- Municipal Park splash pad, sports fields, and multi-purpose field
- Community Center
- Bell/Whittington Public Library
- Aquatic Center
- Skate Park
- City Hall lobby
- Public Works lobby


Stay Informed. Avoid Infection. Reduce the Spread.
Learning the hazards and prevention methods for COVID-19 can help protect yourself, loved ones, and friends.


References
https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus 
  Texas Department of Human and Health Services - Texas Case Count as of April 3, 2020
http://news.cctexas.com/news/coronavirus-update-6795333 
  Nueces County Public Health District and the City of Corpus Christi as of April 2, 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html 
  Center for Disease Control and Prevention - US Cases as of April 3, 2020
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus 
  "As of Apr. 3, 2020, 53,975 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. However, 217,433 people have recovered from the illness."