RGV COVID-19 LIVE BLOG: 2 Deaths And 4,969 Active Cases In Hidalgo And Cameron Counties
Hospitalizations In Hidalgo County
On Tuesday, Hidalgo county reported 80 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. This represents a 63% decrease over the last 30 days and a 27% decrease over the past week.
Deaths In Hidalgo County
On Tuesday Hidalgo county reported 2 COVID-related deaths. These numbers reflect a 80% decrease over the last 30 days and a 60% decrease over the past week.
COVID-19 Infections In Hidalgo County
On Tuesday, Hidalgo County reported 91 new cases of COVID, bringing the total number of active infections to 716.
Latest COVID-19 Data For Cameron County
On Monday, Cameron County reported 93 new cases of COVID, bringing the total number of active cases to 4,253. The county did not report any deaths on Monday.
Latest Immunization Data Valley-Wide
Texas DSHS reported that 887,295 Rio Grande Valley residents have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday. This represents 64.4% 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
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.
Extreme Psychological Behavior During A Pandemic? It's All Happened Before
Pandemic paranoia, xenophobia, denial, extreme anxiety and more. But as it turns out, it's all happened before.
Texas' Ban On Mask Mandates Draws Federal Probe For Possibly Violating Rights Of Students With Disabilities
The U.S. Education Department announced the inquiry days after the Texas Education Agency quietly updated its guidance to say school districts can’t require masks.
Delta And Disinformation: The COVID Surge We Chose
The emergence of the delta variant has presented a daunting challenge in the fight against the COVID virus, made worse by a pandemic of bad information. Much of that bad information is being spread intentionally by people who know it's false; it's disinformation. People across the country consume that disinformation and — believing it's true — pass it on. In this episode of Petrie Dish, we explore the medical misinformation and disinformation that are fueling anti-mask and anti-vaccine beliefs that are driving the delta surge.
COVID Vaccine For Kids Ages 5 To 11 Is Safe And Effective, Pfizer Says
Pfizer and BioNTech say that early trial results show their vaccine established a strong antibody response against the coronavirus. FDA review is still needed.
197 Vaccinated San Antonio ISD Employees Got COVID In August
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.