9 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Nine more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Wednesday afternoon.

This raises the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 895, Cameron County Public Health said in a statement.

Also Wednesday, the county reported an additional 42 COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of cases in Cameron County to 22,586.

The new cases include two children ages 9 and under, and four people ages 10 to 19. Two residents ages 90 and older were also reported.

As part of the COVID-19 action response plan, Cameron County Public Health is conducting epidemiological investigations, contact tracing as needed and continues to monitor the situation.