Cameron County reports 1 coronavirus-related death and 792 positive cases

4 months 6 days 16 hours ago Thursday, January 20 2022 Jan 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 10:28 AM January 20, 2022 in News - Local

Cameron County on Wednesday reported one coronavirus-related death and 792 positive cases of COVID-19.

An unvaccinated Harlingen male in his 40s died as a result of the virus, according to a report released by the Cameron County Public Health Department.

The reported death raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 2,047, 

Of the 792 positive cases reported in the county, 356 were confirmed reports based on PCR testing and 436 were probable reports based on antigen testing.

The 792 people who tested positive in the county are in the following age groups:

Age: 0-19

Age: 20-29 Age: 30-39 Age: 40-49 Age: 50-59 Age: 60-69 Age: 70+
310 people 108 people  98 people  51  people 66 people 44 people 66 people

Vaccination efforts continue across Cameron County; currently, 80.93% of the population five years and older is fully vaccinated.

Cameron County Public Health continues to emphasize the importance of following COVID-19 prevention methods:

  • • Get vaccinated
  • • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • • Wear a mask in public indoor settings even if you are fully vaccinated
  • • Practice social distance and keep about 6 feet between yourself and others
  • • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
  • • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • • If you are sick, call your healthcare provider and home isolate

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