Cameron Co. reports 12 virus deaths 

Cases exceed 18,000 in Lower Valley

Following an additional 189 positive cases are 12 new COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County, raising the death toll there to 430, officials announced Saturday. 

The deaths were individuals from Brownsville, Harlingen and San Benito. Their ages are between 45 and 90. 

The new confirmed cases raised the total known cases in Cameron County to 18,005. 

The ages of the 189 cases range from an infant to people in their 90s. 

Additionally, the county reported 337 individuals recovered from the virus, raising the total of those who recovered to 11,008. 

In Willacy County, a total of 16 new cases were reported from Friday and Saturday, county Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra announced Saturday in a news release.

On Friday, the county reported nine positive COVID-19 cases in addition to the new seven cases reported on Saturday.   

The ages of the cases range from a child to people in their 60s.

As of Saturday, the total known positive cases in Willacy County was 760. 

In Starr County, the health authority announced nine additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the total there to 2,738. 

The ages of the new cases range from a 6-year-old boy to a 41-year-old man. 

As of Saturday, the county reported 1,043 individuals recovered from the virus, with 1,673 individuals recovering under medical care. 

The death toll in Starr County remains at 22, with 51 fatalities pending confirmation from the state.