Cameron County sees 1 more death

Some Windsor Atrium staff and patients contracted COVID-19 after city issued directives to prevent staff sharing following a probe that found Veranda staff and patient infections led to death of 81-year-old man. (Maricela Rodriguez/Valley Morning Star)

Cameron County has confirmed the COVID-19 related death of an 84-year-old woman who was a resident of Windsor Atrium in Harlingen.

This raises the number of COVID-19 related death to 17 in Cameron County.

“Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends on the loss of their loved one,” stated Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. “They are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Cameron County has also received confirmation of an additional 14 reports of COVID-19. The cases range in from a 3-year-old girl to an 84-year-old woman.

This raises the total number of cases to 401 in Cameron County. Of the 401 cases, 178 individuals have recovered.

Cameron County Public Health continues to work with the two nursing home facilities in addressing the COVID-19 outbreaks. To date, the Cameron County cases arising from the Veranda Nursing Home has included 31 employees and 58 residents who have tested positive, including 10 who have passed away. The Windsor Atrium currently has 31 employees and 28 residents who have tested positive. They have had six individuals linked to Windsor Atrium who have passed away.