COVID-19 Updates

Case Counts, Local Updates & Closures

Current COVID-19 Case Counts
As of September 11, there are 653,356 confirmed cases and 13,997 deaths due to COVID-19 in Texas.
You can see the case counts per county by visiting Texas DSHS Map - COVID cases

As of September 11, San Patricio County has recorded 1384 positive cases of COVID-19 and 59 deaths.
1273 of the 1384 patients have recovered.
       ***The City of Portland does not conduct registration, appointments, testing or test analysis.***

As of September 11, Nueces County has recorded 19,557 positive cases of COVID-19 and 385 deaths due to COVID-19.3

As of September 11, there are 6,381,103 cases and 191,353 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 19 million people worldwide have
recovered from COVID-19 according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.5

NOTE: The case counts and information are updated as the information becomes available. 

Local updates
If you plan to host an outdoor gathering with more than 10 people in attendance, please review Gov. Abbott’s Proclamation that amends Executive Order GA-28. Additionally, Gov. Abbott's Executive Order GA-29 provides clarification on wearing face coverings.

The amended information from the Proclamation amending Executive Order GA-28 requires anyone who plans to host an outdoor gathering with more than 10 people in attendance must receive approval from the mayor if the event is within the city limits or from the county judge if the event is in an unincorporated area. If you plan to host an outdoor gathering with 10 or more people within the Portland city limits, please fill out the Event Request Form. Please note: Outdoor youth and adult sporting events are exempt from this mandate. 

San Patricio County Judge David Krebs signed Executive Order DK-05 on July 27. This new Executive Order went into effect on July 28. To see this Executive Order in full click here: San Patricio County Executive Order DK-05

Many City-owned facilities have reopened and in-person services have resumed. The City is not moving to Phase 2 of reopening due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. You can see the details for each facility that has reopened on our Reopening page:

Portland City Hall is closed until further notice. We have all the forms, payment options, and contact information for Utility Billing, Municipal Court, and Permit offices on our Online Services page:

Closed City Facilities
- Portland City Hall
- Portland Senior Center
- Bell/Whittington Public Library building

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

Texas Department of Human and Health Services - Texas Case Count as of September 11, 2020

San Patricio County Emergency Management - San Patricio County case count as of September 11, 2020
Nueces County Public Health District and the City of Corpus Christi - Nueces County case count as of September 11, 2020
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - US Cases as of September 11, 2020
"As of September 11, 2020, 910,140 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. However, 19,022,319 people have recovered from the illness."