Cameron County reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths

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

The individuals include a Brownsville man in his 90s, a Harlingen man in his 30s and a Rio Hondo woman in her 80s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Friday.

This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,766, the health department said.

Also Friday, the health department reported it has received confirmation on an additional 90 laboratory reports of COVID-19 in the county, raising the total number cases reported in Cameron County to 48,866.

The new cases include 15 children in the age group of 9 years old or younger, 16 people in the age group of 10 to 19, 11 people in their 20s, 10 people in their 30s, 16 people in their 40s, 11 people in their 50s, eight people in their 60s, two people in their 70s and one person in his 80s, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Palm Valley, Port Isabel, Primera, Rio Hondo, San Benito and Santa Maria, the health department said.

There have also been an additional 114 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 44,333.

Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within communities. As of Friday, 73.46% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 88.81% has received at least one dose. In addition, 83.57% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 92.10% 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.