Cameron County has not had its first wave of COVID-19

Dr. James Castillo, Cameron County Health Authority, said the county has not had its first wave of coronavirus.

“Science tells us that it is not over. We didn’t even have our first wave yet. “

Castillo made the announcement at this morning’s press conference by Judge Eddie Trevino Jr.

As of Saturday, Cameron County reported 1,546 cases of COVID-19. There have been 48 deaths. The most recent coronavirus cases were reported in Brownsville, Harlingen, Laguna Vista, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Rancho Viejo and San Benito.

Trevino said there were 811 cases in Brownsville, 368 in Harlingen, 129 in San Benito.

Castillo said everyone hoped things were getting better, but after the county reopened, the numbers began to rise. “It is not gone. It’s going up and up. “

The main driver of COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley is attributed to young people who leave but refuse to wear face covers and then take the virus to their families, Castillo said.

“” Keeping a distance and wearing masks really helps, “Castillo said.

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department reported today that two of its officers and two of its detention officers tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 11 employees with the sheriff’s department testing positive for the coronavirus.

“We are not saying this to scare him,” Trevino said. The information is transmitted to help the community understand what is happening. “We want everyone out of this safe and healthy situation.”