Cameron County reports 51 new virus cases

Cameron County reported 51 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, with no new coronavirus-related deaths.

The current total number of COVID-19 deaths in Cameron County is 1,693.

The new cases raise the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the county to 42,581, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Wednesday.

The new cases include 20 laboratory reports of COVID-19 from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers, the health department said.

The new cases include two children in the age group of 9 years old or younger, seven people in the age group of 10 to 19, five people in their 20s, eight people in their 30s, seven people in their 40s, one person in his 50s and one person in his 60s, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Lozano, Olmito, Port Isabel, Rio Hondo and San Benito.

There have also been an additional 121 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 40,023, the health department said.

Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within communities.

As of Wednesday, 65.23% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 76.53% has received at least one dose.

In addition, 80.81% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 88.86% has received at least one dose.

For more information, please see the Texas Vaccine Data Dashboard on the Texas Department of State Health Services website at https://dshs. texas. gov/ coronavirus/ immunize/ vaccine. aspx.

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.