Cameron County reports 2 coronavirus-related deaths and 723 positive cases

4 months 1 day 2 hours ago Tuesday, January 25 2022 Jan 25, 2022 January 25, 2022 11:57 PM January 25, 2022 in News - Local

Cameron County on Tuesday reported two coronavirus related deaths and 723 positive cases of COVID-19.

A Port Isabel woman and a San Benito man died as a result of the virus, according to a report released by the Cameron County Public Health Department.

Both of the victims were in the 40s and unvaccinated.

The reported death raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 2,060.  

Of the 723 positive cases reported in the county, 371 were confirmed reports based on PCR testing and 347 were probable reports based on antigen testing.

The 723 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+
347 people 77 people  87 people  82  people 53 people 41 people 36 people

Vaccination efforts continue across Cameron County; currently, 81.49% 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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