Cameron County officials compare coronavirus numbers to larger cities to explain concerns

1 year 5 months 6 days ago Friday, August 14 2020 Aug 14, 2020 August 14, 2020 11:24 PM August 14, 2020 in News - Local

COVID-19 trends in Cameron County are looking positive as backlogs clear up, but county officials are urging residents not to let their guard down.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. compared the county's numbers to larger regions in the state on Friday. Using San Antonio as an example, the judge broke down the concerning data points.

"The last number we've seen is 806 and we're at 407. So we're at half. We are not half the population of Bexar County," Treviño said.

Taking it a step further, Dr. James Castillo, the county health authority, used New York City to explain concerns.

"New York had about, in those worst hit counties, around 3,000 cases per 100,000 residents. And here in Cameron County we now have over 4,100 confirmed infections per 100,000. That's 4 percent of the population," Castillo said.

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