RGV COVID-19 LIVE BLOG: 61% Of Infected This Weekend Are 19 And Younger In Hidalgo
Hospitalizations In Hidalgo County
On Monday, Hidalgo county reported 262 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. This represents a 43% decrease over the last 30 days and a 11% decrease over the past week.
Deaths In Hidalgo County
On Monday Hidalgo county reported 9 covid-related deaths. These numbers reflect an increase of 50% over the past 30 days, and a decrease of 31% over the past week.
COVID-19 Infections In Hidalgo County
On Monday, Hidalgo County reported 367 new cases of Covid, bringing the total number of active infections to 2,414.
Latest COVID-19 Data For Cameron County
On Friday, Cameron County reported 92 new cases of Covid, bringing the total number of active cases to 4,260. The county also reported 11 covid-related deaths.
Latest Immunization Data Valley-Wide
Texas DSHS reported that 848,683 Rio Grande Valley residents have been fully vaccinated as of Monday. This represents 61.6% 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
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Two-thirds of the San Antonio Independent School District employees who tested positive for the coronavirus in August were fully vaccinated.
Abbott Wanted State Lawmakers To Ban Mask Mandates In Public Schools. They Didn’t.
As Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to punish any school district that defied Abbott’s ban on mask mandates, Republican legislators were largely indifferent on the matter.
Bexar County Judge Wolff Shrugs Off Woman's Insults At Grocery Store, Urges People to Mask Up
She accused him of being a 'traitor' and 'communist' as he wheeled his shopping cart to his vehicle.
Doctors Say Texas Leaders Failed To Stop COVID-19 From Spreading
Schools have reported more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in Texas. Meanwhile the state legislature focuses on pushing controversial bills, and the governor sues schools and cities to stop them from mandating preventative measures.
Pediatric Hospitalizations Continue To Rise Across Texas As COVID-19 Spreads Among Students
As of Tuesday, 284 pediatric COVID-19 patients were admitted in hospitals across the state.
Texas' Mask Fight Boils Over Into San Antonio Schools
The ongoing political battle over mask mandates in schools has frothed up division in school districts across the state.
Texas Churches Can't Be Forced To Close — Ever — Under New Law
The bill states that the government can’t tell religious outlets to close for any reason, even during a pandemic.
Hundreds Of Texans Are Ingesting Livestock Dewormer To Prevent COVID-19 — Against FDA Advice
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Report Says ‘Inadequate’ COVID Precautions Are Costing The Texas Economy
Economist Ray Perryman says Texas stands to lose over $180,000 per year for every person who can’t go back to work because of the pandemic.
Schools Blocking Mask Mandates Could Face Civil Rights Probes, Official Says
The Department of Education is preparing its Office of Civil Rights to investigate states that have banned school mask mandates.
Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID Vaccine Gets Full Approval From The FDA
The approval replaces the emergency use authorizations granted last December, and could make it easier for employers, the military and universities to mandate the vaccination.