Four more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday.
The individuals include a Brownsville man in his 20s, a Brownsville woman in her 90s, a Brownsville man in his 90s and a Harlingen woman in her 70s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Thursday.
This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,763, the health department said.
Also Thursday, the health department said it has received confirmation on an additional 241 laboratory reports of COVID-19 in the county, raising the total number of cases reported in Cameron County to 48,776.
The new cases include 77 laboratory reports of COVID-19 from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers addressing the COVID-19 cases in their facilities, the health department said.
The new cases include 22 children in the age group 9 years old or younger, 60 people in the age group of 10 to 19, 52 people in their 20s, 46 people in their 30s, 33 people in their 40s, 12 people in their 50s, nine people in their 60s, five people in their 70s and two people in their 80s, the health department said.
New cases were reported in Brownsville, Combes, Harlingen, La Feria, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Rancho Viejo, Rio Hondo, San Benito and South Padre Island.
There have also been an additional 184 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 44,219.
Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within communities. As of Thursday, 73.30% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 88.64% has received at least one dose. In addition, 83.51% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 92.04% 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.