The newly validated clients consist of 4 females– one under the age of 10, two in their 30s and one in their 60s– and one guy is his 30s, according to a press release provided by Willacy County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra.
” Our authorities and personnel continue to work very carefully with our neighboring counties and state health services department,” Guerra mentioned in the release. “The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct case investigations on this, and all positive COVID-19 cases that arise and guarantee that correct isolation and 14-day quarantine is strictly stuck to.”
In addition to the confirmed positive cases, the county is reporting five COVID-19 related deaths, according to info offered by Dr. Jose Vazquez, the county health authority.
The six people consist of five men– a 47-year old from La Feria, a 60-year old from Primera, a 71-year old from Rio Hondo, a 73-year old from Brownsville, and a 75-year old from Harlingen– and a 79-year old lady from Harlingen.
Nineteen more Hidalgo County residents died due to COVID-19 and an additional 393 cases of the illness were confirmed, county authorities reported Friday.
The county also validated 250 brand-new cases. So far, theyve reported a total of 3,496 cases of the illness, 1,092 of which are presently active.
On Friday, Starr County reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, raising its total to 1,032 and their active cases to 738.
Willacy County reported 5 brand-new positive cases of the coronavirus disease for an overall of 256 cases there.
” Please continue to take all regional, county, CDC and Texas DSHS recommended preventative measures to keep your household safe,” Guerra mentioned. “Stay safe everyone and lets survive this together.”
That usually happens after the Department of State Health Services gets a death certificate validating the death as a COVID-19 related one.
Of the countys overall variety of 7,727 favorable cases, 4,696 are active.
Presently, there are 798 COVID hospitalizations in the county and 198 of those patients are in an extensive care unit.
There are 26 more deaths that are pending verification.
Vazquez formerly discussed that COVID-19 deaths in Starr County were considerably under-reported largely due to the quantity of time it takes to accredit as having been associated with the disease.
People inquiring about where to get checked or who have any concerns are urged to call the DSHS hotline at (956) 421-5505.
Among those who died were residents of Mission, San Juan, McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr and Alamo. Several remained in their 70s, two remained in their 30s and one in their 40s.
” Each day we are losing more of our fellow county residents to this lethal infection,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez mentioned in the release. “I send my deepest acknowledgements to the households of these victims. Please keep in mind to take individual duty for you and family by continuing to use proper health, social distancing, and, most importantly, using a mask.”
Cameron County health authorities reported six COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, bringing their death toll to 77.