RGV COVID-19 LIVE BLOG: 5 Deaths And 3,791 Active Cases In Hidalgo And Cameron Counties
Hospitalizations In Hidalgo County
On Monday, Hidalgo county reported 57 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. This represents a 24% decrease over the last 30 days and an 3% decrease over the past week.
Deaths In Hidalgo County
On Monday Hidalgo county reported 2 COVID-related death. This represents a decrease of 50% in the last 30 days.
COVID-19 Infections In Hidalgo County
On Monday, Hidalgo County reported 174 new cases of COVID, bringing the total number of active infections to 666.
Latest COVID-19 Data For Cameron County
On Monday, Cameron County reported 82 new cases of COVID, bringing the total number of active cases to 3,125. The county reported 3 COVID-related deaths on Monday.
Latest Immunization Data Valley-Wide
Texas DSHS reported that 914,144 Rio Grande Valley residents have been fully vaccinated as of Monday. This represents 66.3% of the population of the region.
Covid-19 Resources In The Rio Grande Valley
There are currently two monoclonal antibody therapy Regional Infusion Centers in the Rio Grande Valley. Treatment is free for infected patients who do not need hospitalization and can use the therapy to prevent a worsening of their condition.
Edinburg Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Regional Infusion Center
DHR Campus | Open 7 days a week 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
5521 Doctor's Drive
Harlingen Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Regional Infusion Center
Ronald McDonald House Charities | Open 7 days a week 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1720 Treasure Hills Blvd
Booster Vaccine Clinics
Eight CVOID-19 booster vaccine clinics are now open in the Rio Grande Valley. The clinics are currently providing vaccines for severely immuno-compromised individuals.
Edinburg clinic- 3105 E. Richardson Rd.
Elsa clinic- 708 E. Edinburg Ave.
Hidalgo Clinic- 702 Ramon Ayala Dr.
Pharr clinic- 300 W Hall Acres Rd.
Weslaco clinic- 1901 N. Bridge Ave.
McAllen clinic- 300 E. Hackberry Ave
Mission clinic- 211 S. Scheurbach Rd.
Pulmonary clinic- 1304 S. 25th Avenue
For more information, call 956-292-7765.
Latest COVID-19 Headlines On Texas Public Radio
Texas health experts 'not panicking' over COVID's omicron variant, expect cases to appear soon
Doctors and health officials in Texas say the omicron variant of COVID-19 could be found in the state within the next couple of weeks — if it’s not already here.
Fauci says the omicron variant will inevitably appear in the U.S.
The omicron variant has not been detected in the U.S., but Dr. Anthony Fauci says it is certain to be at some point. Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins appealed for people to get vaccinated as a defense.
How vaccine-makers plan to address the new COVID-19 omicron variant
A new coronavirus variant, first discovered in South Africa, has begun to spread around the globe. Vaccine producers say they're working to get ahead of the new strain.
Title 42 migrant expulsions had no basis in public health, says former CDC deputy director
A former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official told congressional investigators that the decision to begin expelling migrants at the border under U.S. Health Code Title 42 during Trump’s tenure “wasn’t based on a public health assessment.”
Study finds deer infected with Covid-19. It could change the shape of the pandemic.
Large segments of the white tailed deer population may be harboring SARS-CoV-2.
Pregnant people infected with COVID-19 are at higher risk of death and stillbirths, CDC warns
The CDC released two reports Friday following months of warnings from doctors and health officials that this group is particularly vulnerable to COVID.
The FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for all U.S. adults
The FDA on Friday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna booster shots. The boosters have already been available for people 65 and older and to high-risk adults.
Parents' COVID vaccine questions, answered
Children between 5 and 11 are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Is the vaccine safe for people in this age group? Does it work? What are the potential side effects? We ask an epidemiologist and a pediatrician those questions and much more.
Federal judge allows Texas schools to require masks
Federal Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the ban ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott violated a law protecting access to public education for disabled students who are particularly vulnerable to COVID.
Why vaccinating children could be a game changer in the battle against COVID-19
An expert in infectious disease prevention, epidemiology, and health care policy explains the importance of vaccinating children.
Biden's COVID-19 vaccine rules for big businesses temporarily blocked by federal appeals court
Texas Republicans on Saturday claimed an early victory after a U.S. federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration from mandating that companies with more than 100 employees require workers to get coronavirus vaccines or submit to weekly testing.
Texas has joined a lawsuit to block Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine rules for private employers
The lawsuit came one day after the White House’s announcement of an OSHA rule implementing the vaccine or testing mandate first announced in September.
Nearly 3 million Texas kids are now eligible for Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine
Providers across the state started administering shots to children 5 through 11 one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended it for the age group.
Texas will receive more than 1.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
Travis County officials say they are working with local school districts to begin vaccination efforts in the area.
FDA authorizes use of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds
The agency acted after an independent panel of scientists strongly supported the move. Kids could start getting vaccinated within the week.
As deadlines near for service members to get COVID-19 vaccines, the vast majority have complied
The Pentagon says fewer than 10 percent of active duty troops remain totally unvaccinated. Some have requested exemptions; other face punishment.
FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
After some debate, a group of scientists advising the FDA concluded that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks for young children.
Texas health officials ready for pediatric COVID-19 vaccines
The Texas Department of State Health Services provided details on how they plan to roll out pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.
What you need to know about vaccine booster shots
On this episode of Petrie Dish, host Bonnie Petrie speaks with Dr. Tracey Baas of Texas Biomedical Institute about timing, mixing and matching, who should be getting the booster and more.
The FDA authorizes Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters
The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
Why can’t a Texas-born COVID-19 vaccine break into the U.S. market?
A Houston vaccine team would like a U.S. distributor but for now focuses its efforts abroad to inoculate those in countries where COVID-19 variants surface more quickly.
The political fight over vaccine mandates deepens despite their effectiveness
Republicans in Texas and Florida are combatting COVID-19 mandates as a matter of personal liberty, even as the data show just how crucial vaccination — and mandates — are to beating the virus.
Texas lawmakers weigh a bill to let workers sue employers over COVID vaccine mandates
The legislation would give workers legal grounds to refuse COVID-19 vaccine mandates for "reasons of conscience." The law would enshrine Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning such mandates.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers
Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law expanding the ban on vaccine mandates.
San Antonio man sentenced to federal prison for COVID licking hoax
A San Antonio man said he had paid someone infected with COVID-19 to lick items in local grocery stores. His threat was false, but he was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for the hoax.
San Antonio ISD’s staff vaccine mandate survives 2nd hearing
With two weeks left before its staff vaccine mandate goes into effect, the San Antonio Independent School District has survived a second hearing in a case filed by the state of Texas challenging the mandate.