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Cameron County reports 4 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,272 positive cases

4 months 1 week 5 hours ago Tuesday, January 18 2022 Jan 18, 2022 January 18, 2022 7:55 PM January 18, 2022 in News - Local

Cameron County on Tuesday reported four coronavirus-related death and 2,272 positive cases of COVID-19.

The report covers the period between Saturday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The reported deaths raise the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 2,046, according to a report released by the Cameron County Public Health Department.

Of the 2,272 positive cases reported in the county, 1,785 were confirmed reports based on PCR testing and 487were probable reports based on antigen testing.

The 2,272 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+
591 people 396 people  331 people  337  people 243 people 191 people 183 people

Vaccination efforts continue across Cameron County; currently, 80.79% 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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