Cameron County reports 2 COVID-19 deaths

Two more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Wednesday.
The people were a Harlingen man in his 50s and a South Padre Island man in his 60s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement.

This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,715, the health department said.

Also Wednesday, the health department said it has received confirmation on an additional 105 COVID-19 cases in Cameron County, raising the total number of cases reported in the county to 45,068.

The new cases include seven children in the age group of 9 years old or younger, 13 people in the age group of 10 to 19, 24 people in their 20s, 19 people in their 30s, 15 people in their 40s, 12 people in their 50s, five people in their 60s, six people in their 70s and four people in their 80s, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, La Feria, Laguna Heights, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Olmito, Palm Valley, Port Isabel, Rancho Viejo, Rio Hondo, San Benito and South Padre Island, the health department said.

There have also been an additional 161 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 41,078.

Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within the communities. As of Wednesday, 69.36% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 82.47% has received at least one dose. In addition, 82.17% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 90.45% has received at least one dose.

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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.