COVID-19 was first detected here in Corpus Christi, Texas back in March. Since then there have been more than 15,000 confirmed cases of the virus reported in Nueces County. As of Sunday there had been 390 confirmed related COVID-19 deaths.
While the number of positive cases has dropped significantly across the state, there is concern that Texans are slacking off when it comes to testing. The number of persons tested since early August has dropped significantly. The 20 to 40 year-old age bracket seems to be the demographic that has just decided to stop being tested for various reasons.
For months people have beven preached the doctrine of being socially distant. As society is, that seems to work for some but not for others. Some crowds were sharing beer bottles, blunts and food, there were others who did their best to enjoy the evening sunshine and avoid crowds altogether.
As officials worry about the upcoming influenza season meeting the COVID-19 pandemic it seemed as if this was the furthest thing from everybody’s mind. They took to the streets for a stroll, walked in the parks and took to the urban outdoors as best as they could. As time goes on people appear to be coming more and more comfortable with just getting out and about.
Being able to get out and enjoy life without restriction is part of the American fabric and it especially shows here in Corpus Christi. Like everybody, residents here like having things to do and they like not being told what they cannot do. For most their patience has worn thin on the pandemic and their cabin fever is just about busted.