Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said two additional nursing home patients in Harlingen have died of COVID-19.
At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Trevino said a 91-year-old woman who was at Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare, and a 93-year-old woman who was a patient at Windsor Atrium, both died of the virus.
That bring to three the number of deaths in the county tied to the pandemic. Over the weekend an 80-year-old man who was a patient at Veranda died of the illness.
VERANDA VIRUS TOTALS:
2 patients died
1 employee died
15 patients diagnosed with the virus
12 employees diagnosed with the virus
2 relatives of employees diagnosed with the virus
WINDSOR ATRIUM VIRUS TOTALS:
1 patient died
9 patients diagnosed with the virus
3 employees diagnosed with the virus
Trevino said the county will also make it mandatory that everyone were facial masks or covering when they are in public.
Trevino said in all 126 people in the county have contracted the virus, 30 have recovered.
Below is the list of patients in each city:
Brownsville – 50
Harlingen – 47
San Benito – 7
Los Fresnos – 5
Santa Rosa – 5
Rancho Viejo – 4
Port Isabel – 2
Rio Hondo – 2
La Feria – 1
Laguna Vista – 1