RGV COVID-19 Live Blog: 3 Deaths, 21 Additional Cases In Cameron County
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Here's what we know...
Wednesday, June 3
9:15 p.m. – Twenty-one additional cases of COVID-19 and three fatalities in Cameron County
Cameron County Public Health confirmed its largest count of COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. Three previously reported cases – an 88-year-old female, 76-year-old male, and a 58-year-old female – have died. There are now 39 COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County.
Twenty-one new cases and 18 recoveries were also announced on Wednesday. Cameron County has 820 known positive cases of the novel coronavirus, 599 of which have recovered according to county data.
A dozen of the new reports are residents of Brownsville, including the youngest case of a 7-year-old boy linked to a previous case. Four are from Harlingen and two cases are from Los Fresnos. One of two cases from San Benito includes the oldest case of the group: an 81-year-old female. Two cases of community transmission were reported on Wednesday in a 19-year-old female from Rio Hondo and 38-year-old male from Brownsville.
7:15 p.m. – 24 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries in Hidalgo County
Twenty-four new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries were confirmed by Hidalgo County officials on Wednesday.
One-third of Wednesday's new cases are in their 20s or younger. Three individuals are reported to be above the age of 70.
The number of hospitalizations in the county has increased to 31 including three in intensive care. Hidalgo County has administered over 16,700 tests, about 2,600 of which are still pending.
There are now 237 active cases, 386 recoveries and 11 fatalities, totaling to 634 known cases in Hidalgo County.
7 p.m. – 42 cases of COVID-19 reported in Starr County
Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vazquez confirmed that there are now 42 recorded cases of COVID-19 in the county.
Twenty are currently active and "under medical supervision" and 22 have already recovered, according to an update from the county's official Facebook page.
Community Helpline Numbers
Statewide COVID-19 Resources
- 2-1-1 (option 6)
- 956-247-3650 (24/7)
- 956-292-7765 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Willacy and Starr Counties
CDC Guidelines in English and Spanish