County health officials said Tuesday they have received confirmation on an additional 356 laboratory reports of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases reported in Cameron County to 50,296.
Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Tuesday.
The individuals are a Harlingen woman in her 60s, a Brownsville woman in her 80s and a Brownsville woman in her 90s, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement Tuesday evening.
This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,796, the health department said.
Of the 356 new cases, 45 are 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 32 children in the age group of 9 years old or younger, 89 people in the age group of 10 to 19, 64 people in their 20s, 62 people in their 30s, 40 people in their 40s, 27 people in their 50s, 23 people in their 60s, 15 people in their 70s, two people in their 80s and two people in their 90s, the health department said.
New cases were reported in Brownsville, Harlingen, La Feria, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Rio Hondo, San Benito, Santa Rosa and South Padre Island, the health department said.
There have also been an additional 187 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 45,859.
Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within communities. As of Tuesday, 75.58% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 90.27% has received at least one dose. In addition, 84.10% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 92.47% 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.