Cameron County reports 1 COVID-19 death

County health officials said Wednesday that one more Cameron County resident has died from COVID-19 related causes. The reported death was unvaccinated.

The individual was a Brownsville man in his 20s.

This raises the total number of coronavirus related deaths reported in Cameron County to 1,962, the health department said.

Also Wednesday, the health department said it has received confirmation on an additional 24 laboratory reports of COVID-19, raising the total number of cases reported in Cameron County to 53,047.

Of those new cases, two were laboratory reports of COVID-19 reported from unaccompanied minor shelters and detention centers addressing the COVID-19 cases in their facilities, the health department said.

New cases were reported in Brownsville, Harlingen, Olmito, Port Isabel, Rio Hondo, San Benito and Santa Rosa, the health department said.

There have also been an additional 48 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 48,795.

Cameron County continues the vaccination efforts within communities.

As of Wednesday, 82.07% of the population 12 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 94.88% has received at least one dose. In addition, 86.35% of the population 65 years and older in Cameron County is fully vaccinated and 94.11% 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 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.