An 98-year-old woman has died after testing positive for COVID-19, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced in a news release Friday.
According to the release, the woman was a resident of the Windsor Atrium in Harlingen. This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 to 27 in Cameron County.
“We are at a loss of words as this virus continues to take the lives of our most vulnerable loved ones” Treviño said. “We express our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.”
An additional 19 people also tested positive for COVID-19 from Brownsville, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Rio Hondo and San Benito; their ages range from people in their 20s to people in their 90s.
Three of the new cases were transmitted through community spread, with the remaining 16 linked to a previous case.
In Hidalgo County, eight more people have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Friday, bumping the total here to 425.
The ages of these new Hidalgo County cases range from less than 20 years old to people in their 50s. The new positives are from Edinburg, Mission, McAllen, San Juan and Weslaco.
Sixteen people are in area hospitals, with three in intensive care units.
Eleven have been released from isolation on Friday, making the total of those released from isolation 253.
A total of 6,849 of COVID-19 tests have been performed in HIdalgo County, with 6,212 returning negative and 212 pending.