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Cameron County reports 1 coronavirus-related death and 1,316 positive cases

1 week 20 hours 21 minutes ago Thursday, January 13 2022 Jan 13, 2022 January 13, 2022 7:27 PM January 13, 2022 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital
Cameron County Public Health Department

Cameron County on Thursday reported one coronavirus-related death and 1,316 positive cases of COVID-19.

According to a report released by the Cameron County Public Health Department, a fully vaccinated Brownsville woman over the age of 90 died as a result of the virus. The reported death raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 2,040.

Of the 1,316 positive cases reported in the county, 647 were confirmed reports based on PCR testing and 669 were probable reports based on antigen testing.

The 1,316 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+
554 people 196 people  148 people  151 people 118 people 69 people 80 people

Vaccination efforts continue across Cameron County; currently, 80.02% 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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