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59 Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

4 months 1 week 3 days ago Friday, July 24 2020 Jul 24, 2020 July 24, 2020 12:49 PM July 24, 2020 in News - Local

Cameron County on Friday announced that 59 county employees tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

According to a Cameron County news release three employees from the adult probation department, one employee from the Constable Precinct 3 Office, one employee from the Constable Precinct 5 Office, one employee from the District Attorney’s Office two employees from the District Clerk’s Office, one employee from the Human Resources Department, two employees from the Juvenile Probation Department, 41 employees from the Sheriff’s Office and seven employees from the Public Health Department tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Public Health Department is working closely with elected officials and department heads to continue taking appropriate steps to keep their employees and the public safe,” according to the release.

Correction: This story was edited to reflect the correct number of employees from the Public Health Department that tested positive for COVID-19.

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