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Cameron County reports 6 coronavirus-related deaths and 819 positive cases

5 months 6 days 17 hours ago Wednesday, January 26 2022 Jan 26, 2022 January 26, 2022 9:03 PM January 26, 2022 in News - Local

Cameron County on Wednesday reported six coronavirus-related deaths and 819 positive cases of COVID-19.

Four women and two men from the cities of Brownsville, Combes and Harlingen died as a result of the virus, according to a report released by the Cameron County Public Health Department. Of the six people who died, three people were fully vaccinated. 

The reported deaths raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 2,066. 

Of the 819 positive cases reported in the county, 257 were confirmed reports based on PCR testing, 548 were probable reports based on antigen testing, and 14 were self-reported based on at-home testing. 

Vaccination efforts continue across Cameron County; currently, 81.60% 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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