COVID-19 Announcements & Press Releases

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11 Jun: 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 100-year old female and 59-year-old male from Brownsville. They were both previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to forty-four (44). Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional forty-one (41) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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10 Jun: 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 65 and 67-year-old males from Brownsville. They were both previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to forty-two (42). Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional thirty-nine (39) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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09 Jun: 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 90-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 forty (40). Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional thirty-two (32) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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03 Jun: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The individuals were an 88-year-old female and a 76-year old male from Brownsville and a 58-year-old female from Harlingen. They were previously reported cases. This raises the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to thirty-nine (39). Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional 21 case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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29 May: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The individual was a 70-year-old male from Los Fresnos who was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to thirty-six (36). Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional eleven (11) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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28 May: 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 90-year-old female and a 62-year-old male, both from Brownsville. They were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to thirty-five (35). Cameron County has received confirmation of an additional twelve (12) case reports of COVID-19. This includes the following:
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21 May: 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 75-year-old female and 86-year-old male, both residents from Windsor Atrium. They were both previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to thirty-two (32).
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20 May: 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 75-year-old female and 86-year-old male, both residents from Windsor Atrium. They were both previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to thirty-two (32).
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19 May: 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 76-year-old male was a resident of the Windsor Atrium and had previously been reported as a case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to thirty (30).
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18 May: 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 an 84-year-old female who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center- Brownsville and a 69-year-old male who passed away at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen. They were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-nine (29).
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15 May: 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 98 year old female was a resident of the Windsor Atrium and had previously been reported as a case. This report brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-seven (27) in Cameron County.
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14 May: 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 90 year old male was a resident of the Windsor Atrium and had previously been reported as a case. This report brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-six (26) in Cameron County.
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12 May: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of two additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The individuals were an 86-year old female who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and an 80 year old female who passed away at Valley Regional Medical in Brownsville. These were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-five (25).
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11 May: 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 78-year old male was a resident of the Windsor Atrium and had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County. This report brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-three (23).
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11 May: Sitios De Examenes De COVID-19 En El Condado de Cameron
El Condado de Cameron en colaboracion con la Division de Manejo de Emergencias de Texas (TDEM), Servicios para la Salud y Humanos de Texas (DSHS) y el Departamento Militar de Texas, han designado dieciocho (18) sitios de pruebas COVID-19 a lo largo de quince ( 15) dias diferentes en el Condado de Cameron a partir del sabado 16 de Mayo del 2020 a Domingo 31 de Mayo del 2020.
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08 May: 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 an 87 year old male who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and a 90 year old male resident from Windsor Atrium. Both were previously reported link-transmission cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty-two (22) in Cameron County.
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07 May: Cameron County Confirms Second Community COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of the second community COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was an 82-year old male from Brownsville and passed away at Solara Hospital in Brownsville. He was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twenty (20) in Cameron County.
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06 May: Cameron County Confirms COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of a COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was a 74-year old male from the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to nineteen (19) in Cameron County.
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01 May: Cameron County Parks And Public Beach Access Areas
Effective immediately, the Cameron County Parks and Recreation's Plan to Partially Re-Open Coastal and Community Parks Plan is hereby suspended with the exception of certain restrictions that pertain to Community Parks and Social Service Centers. As such, Cameron County Coastal Parks and Public Beach Access Areas will revert to normal hours.
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01 May: Cameron County Offices
On Monday, May 4, 2020, Cameron County Offices will start transitioning to regularly scheduled business for the general public. The life, health, and wellbeing of all residents and visitors of Cameron County are of utmost importance and we encourage all to continue to observe the practices recommended by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Minimum Health Standards Health Protocols for all individuals outlined in Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-18.
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30 Apr: Cameron County Confirms COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of a COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The individual was a 92 year old male resident of the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen. He was a previously reported case. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to eighteen (18) in Cameron County.
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29 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of a COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The individual was an 84 year old female resident of the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to seventeen (17) in Cameron County and the .
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28 Apr: 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 79 year old and 81 year old females linked to the Veranda Nursing Home and Windsor Atrium, respectively. Both were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to sixteen (16) in Cameron County.
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28 Apr: Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders
On April 27, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Orders No. GA-18, GA-19, and GA-20 and The Governor's Report to Open Texas. The County has put all live Executive Orders, GA-10, GA-11, GA-13, GA-15, GA-17, GA-18, GA-19, and GA-20, on the Cameron County website: https://www.cameroncounty.us/covid-19/.
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24 Apr: 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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24 Apr: Emergency Management Order Clarifying and Updating Lifting of Certain Restrictions
On April 20, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued an Emergency Management Order Extending Mandatory Countywide Shelter in Place with Lifting of Certain Restrictions based on guidance from state and local health authorities and the CDC. Effective today, April 24, 2020, an Emergency Management Order Clarifying and Updating Lifting of Certain Restrictions is ordered and shall commence on April 25, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. and remain in effect until rescinded in writing by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr.
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23 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of two (2) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The residents were an 81 year old female and a 92 year old male from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. Both were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to fourteen (14) in Cameron County.
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22 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths
Cameron County has received confirmation of three (3) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Cameron County residents. The residents were a 79 year old female and an 83 year old male from the Veranda Nursing Home and an 85 year old female resident from Windsor Atrium in Harlingen. All were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to twelve (12) in Cameron County.
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21 Apr: 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 residents were a 55 year old male and an 89 year old female from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. Both individuals passed away at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Both cases were previously reported cases. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths to nine (9) in Cameron County.
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20 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Seventh COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its seventh COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was a 51-year old female from the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. She was a previously reported case and is the third COVID-19 related death from the Windsor Atrium facility.
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18 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Sixth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its sixth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was an 82-year old female from the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen and passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. This is the second COVID-19 related death from the facility.
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17 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Fifth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its fifth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The 77-year old male was from Los Fresnos. This is the first COVID-19 related death of a community transmission case. The individual had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County.
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17 Apr: Outdoor Exercising
On April 7, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one (1) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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16 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Fourth COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its fourth COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The resident was an 82-year old female from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen and passed away at the facility. The individual had been previously reported as a case for Cameron County.
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16 Apr: Outdoor Exercising
On April 7, 2020 Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak. in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/ covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one ( l) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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16 Apr: Essential Personal Activities
On April 7, 2020 Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., issued the Supplemental Emergency Management Order and Recommendations Concerning Additional Travel Restrictions and Face Coverings due to the increasing concerns of a COVID-19 spike and outbreak. in the U.S. In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), it was recommended to utilize a face mask/ covering when out in public and that all travel deemed essential or necessary be limited to no more than two (2) individuals per vehicle, and when possible, be voluntarily limited to one ( l) person per vehicle due to the CDC recommendation of social distancing not being possible in most vehicles.
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09 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County has received confirmation of its second and third COVID-19 related deaths. The two patients were 91-year old and 93-year old females residing at Veranda Nursing Home and Windsor Atrium, respectively, in Harlingen. Unfortunately, this increases the total of COVID-19 related deaths in the Rio Grande Valley to five (5).
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06 Apr: Public Notice That The First Amended Emergency Management Order With Mandatory Countywide Shelter In Place Remains In Effect
Today, April 6, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. announced the extension of the First Amended Emergency Management Order with Mandatory Countywide Shelter in Place for another two weeks until Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This order shall remain in effect due to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 in Cameron County and is extended for the best interest of the general public, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and is in place for the protection of life during this global health pandemic of COVID-19.
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06 Apr: Cameron County Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death
Cameron County has received confirmation of its first COVID-19 related death of a Cameron County resident. The patient was a 81-year old resident from the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen and had been hospitalized at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. Unfortunately, this is the second COVID-19 related death in the Rio Grande Valley.
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03 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
During today’s press conference, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr announced an additional nine (9) cases of COVID-19. The increase included seven (7) which are linked to the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen, consisting of 5 employees, one (1) 75 year-old patient from the facility and one (1) family member to an employee. This brings the total number of positive cases among employees at the nursing home to 9 of which 7 reside in Cameron County. One individual (an employee) is in the hospital and the rest are in self-isolation.
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01 Apr: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of eleven (11) additional cases of COVID-19. The cases include seven (7) individuals from Brownsville between the ages of 9 to 46 years old with 4 females and 3 males, including a nine year-old child. Four (4) of the seven (7) individuals were linked to two previously reported cases, while two are travel-related and one is community transmission. The other four remaining cases include a 36 year-old and a 43 year-old male from Harlingen with one having reported travel and the other identified as community-transmission case. A 66-year old female from San Benito and 29 year-old male from Rio Hondo were also reported, both as community transmission cases. This brings the total to 37 cases of COVID-19 in Cameron County.
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30 Mar: Cameron County Confirms Additional COVID-19 Cases
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of six (6) additional cases of COVID-19. These include five individuals from Harlingen, including four males between the ages of 29 – 65 and one (1) 52 year-old female. With the exception of a 36 year-old male who is linked to a case previously reported, they are all travel-related. The 6th case is an 18-year old female from Brownsville who is a community transmission case as she did not report any travel outside of Cameron County nor contact with another known COVID-19 case. All of the cases are in isolation. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cameron County to twenty-six (26).