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Here's what we know...
9 p.m. – Cameron County reports 2 deaths and 15 new cases
Two residents of the Windsor Atrium nursing home have died after testing positive for COVID-19. The 75-year-old female and 86-year-old male were previously reported cases.
Windsor Atrium is linked to positive cases in 38 employees and 60 residents, which resulted in 16 deaths including today's report. Case clusters in this facility and two other area nursing homes total to over 200 positive cases, accounting for 31 percent of reported infections in Cameron County.
There are now 664 reported positive cases in-county, 418 of which have recovered according to county officials.
Fifteen new cases were also announced on Wednesday. Twelve cases are from Brownsville and one positive case was reported each for Los Fresnos, San Benito and Santa Rosa, respectively. The youngest cases reported include a two-year-old and a six-year-old; the oldest is a 79-year-old. All three are males from Brownsville linked to previous cases.
7 p.m. – 10 additional cases of COVID-19 in Hidalgo County
There are now 193 active cases of COVID-19 in Hidalgo County after 10 additional cases were confirmed on Wednesday. They are residents of McAllen, Weslaco, Mission and Edinburg. All the new reports are in their 40s or younger.
There are currently a dozen patients in Hidalgo County hospitals receiving treatment including three in intensive care.
County officials say that seven people were also released from isolation today, taking the total number of recovered cases up to 264.
12 p.m. – 1,142 confirmed cases, 41 deaths connected to COVID-19 in the Valley
As of Wednesday morning, the four Valley-area counties have reported the following counts:
- 457 cases, 10 deaths in Hidalgo County
- 649 cases, 30 deaths in Cameron County
- 14 cases, 1 death in Willacy County
- 22 cases in Starr County
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