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21 Sep: Plan to Partially Re-Open Coastal and Community Parks
The following is a plan to partially reopen the Cameron County Park facilities, in accordance with the current Order issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. The facilities and amenities being recommended for reopening foster activities, which can be closely monitored for compliance with current COVID-19 regulations. Park staff will work closely with law enforcement to ensure visitors are adhering to park rules and guidelines.
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18 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 18, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that two (2) employees from the Building Maintenance, and one (1) employee from the District Attorney's Office tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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18 Sep: Fifth Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., declared a state of local disaster on March 16, 2020, due to the imminent threat arising from COVID-19; and
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17 Sep: Cameron County Park Extensions
In light of the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic and to honor all County park pass holders, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. and the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court has approved extensions of annual and 30-day park passes.
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11 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 11, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the County Clerk's Office, one (I) employee from the District Clerk's Office, and one (I) employee from the Sheriff's Office tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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04 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 4, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the Constable Precinct 4 Office, one (1) employee from the Sheriff's Office, one (1) employee from the Justice of the Peace 3-1 Office, two (2) employees from the Juvenile Probation Department, one (I) employee from Public Works Precinct 1, and one ( 1) employee from Public Works Precinct 3 tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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04 Sep: Fourth Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., declared a state of local disaster on March 16, 2020, due to the imminent threat arising from COVID-19; and
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21 Aug: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, August 21, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the County Clerk's Office, one (1) employee from the District Clerk's Office, two (2) employees from the Public Health Department, and three (3) employees from the Sheriffs Office have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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14 Aug: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, August 14, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the District Clerk's Office, one (1) employee from Public Works Precinct 3, and eight (8) employees from the Sheriffs Office have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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10 Aug: Third Amended Emergency Management Order Including Mandatory Facial Coverings, Curfew, Limitations On Gatherings, Shelter-in-place, And Beach Access Closures
WHEREAS, there currently still exists a declaration of public health disaster in and for the State of Texas as declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and by approval of the Cameron County Commissioners Court which authorized the Cameron County Judge to take such actions as are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Cameron County by the issuance of orders; and
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07 Aug: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, August 7, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one(]) employee from the Juvenile Probation Department, one (1) employee from the Adult Probation Department, two (2) employees from the Justice of the Peace Pct. 5-1 Office, one ( 1) employee from the District Clerk's Office, three (3) employees from the Parks System
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03 Aug: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of 11 additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. This includes seven (7) males from Brownsville, aged 69, 70, 74, 77, 80, 86 and 87 year old. There was also a 77 year-old female from Harlingen, a 63-year old male from Laguna Vista, a 59 year-old male from Port Isabel and a 61 year-old male from San Benito. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 258. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 1,265 laboratory reports of COVID-19 to include the following:
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03 Aug: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of 21 additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. This includes ten (10) from Brownsville, including a 54, 63, 70 and 80 year-old females, of which the 80 year old was a resident at Valley Grande Manor Nursing Home. The remaining six individuals were males aged 36, 63, 86, 91 and two 73 year-olds. There was also a 72 year-old female and five males aged 29, 70, 74, 75 and 76 years old from Harlingen. There was also a 38 year-old male from Rio Hondo, 46 and 80 year-old males from La Feria and a 68 and 91 year-old males from San Benito. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 247. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 1,439 laboratory reports of COVID-19 to include the following:
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01 Aug: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of ten (10) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. This includes five (5) nursing home residents from Brownsville: an 89 year-old female and a 83 year-old male from Ebony Lake Nursing Home and 70, 75 and 80 year-old males from Brownsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. There was also an 80-year old male resident from Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. The remaining deaths include a 57 year-old female, and 56, 76 and 81 year-old males, all from Brownsville. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 226. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 1,106 laboratory reports of COVID-19 to include the following:
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31 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of ten (10) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. This includes five individuals from San Benito, including a 41 year-old female and 65, 70, 81 and 96 year-old males. There was also a 69 year-old female and 82 and 84 year old males from Harlingen. There was also a 73 year-old male from Brownsville and a 72 year-old male from Santa Maria. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 216. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 816 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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31 Jul: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, July 31, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1} employee from the Justice of the Peace 5 Office, one (I} employee from the Juvenile Probation Department, two (2} employees from the Adult Probation Department, one (I) employee from
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30 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of six (6) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals include 71, 88 and 90 year-old males from Harlingen of which the 90-year old was a resident of Harlingen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. There was also a 62 year-old male from Port Isabel, an 80 year-old female from San Benito and a 76 year-old female from Santa Maria. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 206. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 731 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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29 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of eight (8) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were an 83 year-old female and a 63 year-old male from Brownsville, a 78 year-old male from Combes, 67 year-old male from Harlingen and a 58 year-old male from La Feria. There was also a 73 year-old male from Los Fresnos and an 84-year old female and a 42 year-old male from San Benito. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 200. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 647 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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28 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of nine (9) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were 67, 76 and 78 year-males from Brownsville, 78 and 87-year old females and 50 and 66 year-old males from Harlingen, and a 39-year old female and 52 year-old male from San Benito. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 192. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 576 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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27 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of six (6) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 67-year old female and a 69-year old male, both from Los Fresnos, a 73-year old male from San Benito, a 79-year old male from La Feria and a 94-year old female from Harlingen. These individuals all passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. In addition, there was a 94-year old male from the Veranda Nursing Home that passed away. This was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 183. Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 374 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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25 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of eight additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals include a 64-year old male and 69-year old male, both from San Benito. There were also two females from Brownsville, a 70-year old and 94-year old, who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville. In addition, there were also a 34-year old male from San Benito, a 66-year old male from La Feria, a 69-year old male from Brownsville and a 70-year old female from San Benito who all passed away at Harlingen Medical Center. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 177. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 341 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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24 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of sixteen (16) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 77-year old female from Brownsville, a 64-year old and 55-year old females and a 76-year old male from Harlingen, a 65-year old male from La Feria and a 64-year old male from San Benito. These individuals all passed away at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. There was also a 70-year old and a 55-year old males from Brownsville that passed away at the Valley Regional Medical Center. In addition there was a 98-year old female resident of The Rio at Fox Hollow, an 89 year-old female resident of Alta Vista, and an 84-year old female and 89-year old, 65-year old and 56-year old male residents of the Valley Grand Manor who passed away. There were also a 68-year old male from Brownsville and a 50-year old male from Harlingen who passed away. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 169. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 324 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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24 Jul: Second Extension of Second Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, there currently still exists a declaration of public health disaster in and for the State of Texas as declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and by approval of the Cameron County Commissioners Court which authorized the Cameron County Judge to take such actions as are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Cameron County by the issuance of orders; and
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24 Jul: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, July 24, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that three (3) employees from the Adult Probation Department, one (I) employee from the Constable Precinct 3 Office, one (1) employee from the Constable Precinct 5 Office, one (1) employee from
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24 Jul: Colonia Emergency Services Funds
Financial Assistance is available for Residents in Colonias in Cameron and Willacy Counties impacted by the public health and economic crisis resulting from the Coronavirus
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23 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of sixteen additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 97-year old female and a 73-year old male from Primera; a 55-year old, 63-year old, and 93-year old males and a 67-year old female from San Benito; a 67-year old and 89-year old males from Los Fresnos; a 58-year old, 78-year old and 79-year old males from Harlingen; a 73-year old male from Rio Hondo, 69-year old and a 65-year old male from Brownsville; a 28-year old female from La Feria. These individuals all passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. In addition, there was a 75-year old female from Brownsville that passed away at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 153. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 308 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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22 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of eleven additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 86-year old female from Harlingen, a 56-year old female from San Benito, and 70-year old, 71-year old, and 83-year old males from San Benito. In addition, there was a 62-year old female, a 62-year old female, 65-year old female, as well as a 27-year old male, 75-year old male, and 80-year old male from Brownsville. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 137. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 334 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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21 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of fifteen additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 48-year old female from Harlingen, a 57-year old female from Olmito, and a 60-year old, 71-year old, 72-year old, 77-year old and 84-year old females from Brownsville. In addition, there was 50-year old, 60-year old, 64-year old, 67-year old, 71-year old, 72-year old, 80-year old and 90-year old males from Brownsville. These individuals all passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 126. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 307 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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21 Jul: Press Release Video Conference with Governor Abbott
Today, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., had a video conference meeting with Governor Greg Abbott and an in-person meeting with Governor Abbott's Chief of Staff, Luis Saenz, Chief of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Nim Kidd, local and state leaders, along with Cameron County Hospital Administrators to discuss local needs and current COVID-19 status in Cameron County.
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20 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of fifteen additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 59-year old, 71-year old, and 90-year old females from San Benito, 60-year old female from Harlingen, 81-year old female from Combes, 81-year old female from Harlingen, and 86-year old female from La Feria. In addition, there was a 41-year old, 55-year old, 63-year old, 67-year old, 78-year old, and 83-year old males from Harlingen, a 68-year old male from Primera, and 81-year old male from San Benito. These individuals all passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 111. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 322 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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18 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of five additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 63-year female of Primera and passed away at Harlingen Medical Center. In addition, there was a 32-year old male from Harlingen, a 69-year old male from Harlingen, a 56-year old male of Los Indios, and a 82-year old male from Harlingen. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 96. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 326 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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17 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 64-year-old male resident of Brownsville and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville and a 53-year old female resident of Port Isabel and passed away at Starr County Memorial Hospital. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 91. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 325 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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16 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of ten additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County Residents. The individuals were a 63 year old, 65 year old, 82 year old, 85 year old, 85 year old, 87 year old, 92 year old and 93 year old females in addition to a 90 year old and 92 year old male, all residents of The Rio at Fox Hollow. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 89. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 335 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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11 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were a 63-year old male from Harlingen and 63-year old male from La Feria. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 79. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 358 laboratory reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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10 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of six additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were a 47-year old male from La Feria, a 60-year old male from Primera, a 71-year old male from Rio Hondo, a 73-year old male from Brownsville, and a 75-year old male and 79-year old female from Harlingen. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to seventy-seven (77). Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 250 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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08 Jul: 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 individual was a 74-year old male resident of Spanish Meadows in Brownsville and was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 71. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 123 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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07 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were a 65-year old female and 81-year old male from Brownsville. They were both previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 70. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 117 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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06 Jul: 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 individual was an 80-year old female resident of The Rio at Fox Hollow and had been previously reported as a case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 68. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 101 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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04 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of four additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were a 23-year male from Rancho Viejo, a 42-year male from Harlingen, and a 68-year old male from San Benito. In addition, there was a 92-year old female resident of The Rio at Fox Hollow. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 67. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 87 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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03 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of three additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were an 84-year old female and 86-year old male residents of The Rio at Fox Hollow. In addition, there was a 66-year old male from Brownsville and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center- Brownsville. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 63. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 81 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following: Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 101 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following: Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 111 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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02 Jul: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of four additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were a 56-year old male, a 58-year old male and a 80-year old male from Brownsville. In addition, there was 65-year old male resident of The Rio at Fox Hollow. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 60. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 101 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following: Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 111 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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01 Jul: 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 individual was an 80-year old female resident of Brownsville and passed away at Valley Regional Medical Center. She was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 56. Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 111 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following: