Cameron County reports 2 more virus deaths

MGN Online

Cameron County on Tuesday received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents.

The individuals were an 86-year-old woman who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and an 80-year-old woman who passed away at Valley Regional Medical in Brownsville.

These were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to 25 in Cameron County.

“It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of these individuals to this deadly virus” stated Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. “Not only do we continue to mourn as a community, but we also keep their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.”

Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 17 reports of COVID-19.

The new cases range from 4-year-old San Benito girl to an 81-year-old Harlingen man.

New cases also were reported in Brownsville, La Feria and Los Fresnos.

This raises the total number of COVID-19 cases to 544 in Cameron County. There have also been an additional 14 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 297.

Cameron County Public Health continues to work with the two nursing home facilities in addressing the COVID-19 outbreaks. To date, the Cameron County cases arising from the Veranda Nursing Home has included 32 employees and 61 residents who have tested positive, including 10 who have passed away. The Windsor Atrium currently has 32 employees and 57 residents who have tested positive. They have had 11 individuals linked to Windsor Atrium who have passed away.

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.

COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County surpassed the 400 mark as nine more people tested positive, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Tuesday.

That brings the total number of known cases in the county to 403.

An additional 10 people were released from isolation, meaning they have been symptom free for 10 days, including three days without a fever.

With a total of 233 released from isolation, that leaves an active caseload of 162 people. Sixteen people have been hospitalized with complications from the virus; three or those cases are being treated in intensive care units.

The nine new cases on Tuesday ranged from individuals in the 20s to 50s.

The cases were reported in McAllen, Pharr, Mercedes, Hidalgo and Edinburg.