Cameron County reports 9 virus deaths

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

All nine deaths were reported in Brownsville, and included one person in his 50s, two people in their 60s, three people in their 70, two people in their 80s and one person in her 90s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Tuesday night.

This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,527.

Also Tuesday, the health department said it has received confirmation on an additional 39 COVID-19 cases in Cameron County, raising the total number of cases here to 37,780.

The new cases include one child younger than 10 years old, 16 people ages 10 to 19, five people in their 20s, three people in their 30s, four people in their 40s, four people in their 50s, three people in their 60s, one person in his 70s, one person in his 80s and one person in her 90s, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, Los Fresnos, Palm Valley, Rio Hondo, San Benito and Santa Rosa, the health department said.

There have also been an additional 155 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 33,146, the health department said.

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.