Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of the second travel-related case of COVID-19. An 81-year old male from Harlingen tested positive after traveling to Florida. On March 19, the patient was tested due to symptoms of cough, congestion, and fever. Cameron County Public Health received laboratory confirmation March 20. The individual is currently under home isolation. This individual is not linked to the first travel-related case.
In conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020, and out of an abundance of caution to limit or reduce the spread of COVID-19 to Cameron County, I hereby issue the following Second Supplemental Emergency Management Order & Recommendation in my capacity as Cameron County Judge with the advice and consent of Commissioners Court:
Effective today March 20, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered and recommended requirements for occupancy of premises and travel restrictions/ movement of people. The second supplemental emergency management order is established on behalf of all of Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.
Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of the first travel-related case of COVID-19. A 21-year old male from Rancho Viejo tested positive after traveling to Ireland and Spain between March 5 – March 12. On March 18, the patient presented himself at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen with symptoms of fever and cough where he was tested. Cameron County Public Health received laboratory confirmation today, March 19.
Please be advised that in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 the Cameron County Clerk's Office will be limiting public facing services by requiring use of various remote access services in order to protect the public and employees from potential exposure to the virus.
Effective 7:00 PM today, March I 6, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered the closure of County Parks and County beach access areas. The following parks and beach access areas will be closed to the public until further notice.
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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:
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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