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Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Death
05/23/2020

Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Death

Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The 86-year-old female was a resident of the Veranda Nursing Home and was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to thirty-three (33).

 

Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional twelve (12) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:

 

Residence

Gender

Age(s)

Transmission

Brownsville

Female

29, 61

Community

Brownsville

Male

19

Community

Brownsville

Male

34

Travel

Brownsville

Female

57

Link to previous case

Brownsville

Male

17, 23, 41, 54

Link to Previous Case

Harlingen

Male

16, 22

Link to Previous Case

San Benito

Male

22

Link to Previous Case

 

This raises the total number of COVID-19 cases to 698 in Cameron County. There have also been an additional 18 individuals who have recovered, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 473.

 

Cameron County Public Health continues to work with the three nursing home facilities in addressing the COVID-19 outbreaks. To date, the Cameron County cases arising from the Veranda Nursing Home has included 32 employees and 61 residents who have tested positive, including eleven (11) who have passed away. The Windsor Atrium currently has 39 employees and 60 residents who have tested positive, including sixteen (16) individuals who have passed away. Spanish Meadows in Brownsville also has five(5) employees and (10) residents who have tested positive.

 

As part of the COVID-19 action response plan, Cameron County Public Health is conducting epidemiological investigations, contact tracing as needed, and continues to monitor the situation.


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