COVID deaths increase by 12 in Valley; 1,300 new cases reported

A dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is worked on during a vaccine clinic at the Edinburg Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Pharr. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])

At least another dozen residents from the Rio Grande Valley died due to COVID-19 related complications, officials with Hidalgo and Cameron counties reported this week.

Another 11 Hidalgo County residents died due to COVID-19, county officials reported this week.

Two of those individuals were unvaccinated while the other nine were not up to date with their COVID vaccinations.

Seven of them were over 70 years old, two were in their 60s and two were in their 50s.

Their deaths raise the county’s total number of COVID-related deaths to about 4,111.

In Cameron County, one more resident died due to COVID-related complications, according to a news release issued Friday.

The resident was in their 80s and their death raises the county’s total number of COVID fatalities to 2,341.

Collectively, the two counties also reported 1,329 new cases this week.

Cameron County reported 367 new cases including 115 confirmed and 245 probable cases.

Meanwhile, Hidalgo County reported 962 new cases including 216 confirmed and 746 probable cases.

Hospitalizations throughout Hidalgo County also dropped slightly as the week progressed.

The county reported 49 people were hospitalized with COVID on Tuesday, including 48 adults and one child.

The total number of patients dropped to 45 by Friday which included 38 adults and seven children. Of those, six adults and three children were in intensive care units.