Cameron County officials reported two more coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, raising the total number of deaths there to 32, according to a news release.
Both individuals — a 75-year old woman and an 86-year-old man — were residents of the Windsor Atrium rehabilitation center in Harlingen, where 16 others have died due to COVID-19.
County officials also confirmed 15 new cases of COVID-19 whose ages range from a 2-year-old Brownsville boy to a 79-year-old Brownsville man.
The new cases include two boys, five women and eight men; 12 reside in Brownsville, one in Los Fresnos, one in San Benito and another in Santa Rosa.
Now, the total number of cases there stands at 664. Eight people were confirmed to have recovered Wednesday, meaning that 246 cases remain active in the county.
Additionally, 10 more people were confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus in Hidalgo County, bringing the total number of cases here to 467, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release.
The new cases — four men and six women — reside in McAllen, Weslaco, Mission and Edinburg. Their ages range from people under 20 to people in their 40s. Currently, there are 193 active cases in the county.
Officials also confirmed that seven people have been released from isolation; 12 people remain hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, three of which are in intensive care units.
So far, the county has administered 7,718 tests, with 6,733 tests returning negative and 518 test results pending.
Additionally, according to Starr County health authority Dr. Jose Vasquez, a 17-year-old boy was reported to have contracted the disease on Wednesday. The county has now seen 23 total cases of the coronavirus, with 13 remaining as active cases.
Another case in Willacy County was also confirmed Wednesday by Dr. Emilie Prot, regional medical director of Region 11 for the Texas Department of State Health Services — that of a man reported to be in his 50s. The county has now had 15 positive cases of the disease, of which three remain active.