Cameron County reports 15 virus deaths

Fifteen more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Wednesday.

Ten deaths were reported in Brownsville, two in San Benito and one each in Los Fresnos, Olmito and Rio Hondo, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Wednesday night.

The deaths included one person in her 40s, one person in his 50s, two people in their 60s, seven people in 70s, three people in their 80s and one person in his 90s, the health department said.

This raises the total number coronavirus-related deaths in Cameron County to 1,401, the health department said.

Also Wednesday, the health department said it has received confirmation on an additional 110 COVID-19 cases here, raising the total number of cases in Cameron County to 36,258.

The new cases include five children ages 9 or younger, 18 people ages 10 to 19, 24 people in their 20s, 13 people in their 30s, 15 people in their 40s, eight people in their 50s, 10 people in their 60s, seven people in their 70s, eight people in their 80s and two people in their 90s, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Olmito, Palm Valley, Primera, San Benito and Santa Rosa.

There have also been an additional 228 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 30,287.

As part of the COVID-19 action response plan, Cameron County Public Health is conducting epidemiological investigations, contact tracing as needed and continues to monitor the situation, the health department said in the statement.