City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

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LAREDO, Texas – The City of Laredo and Webb County have TWO new confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost a loved one through this pandemic and want them to know that counselors and teams are available to support them.

·        The 935th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late-20s. He died on Monday, September 20, 2021.

·        The 936th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early-60s. She died on Monday, September 20, 2021.

As of 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, a total of: 421,727 people have been tested; 51,854 have resulted positive; 452 are estimated active (as of 9/22/2021) (9/21/2021: 410).

Of the 452 active cases:

•                    146 cases are below the age of 17

•                    99 cases are between the ages of 18-30

•                    128 cases are between the ages 31-49

•                    79 cases are above the age of 50

•                    Of the active investigated, 244 cases are not vaccinated (63.21%)

•                    73 total year to date vaccine breakthrough cases

Furthermore, 50,466 are estimated recovered (9/21/2021: 50,419); 48 are currently hospitalized; 27 of those in the COVID ICU. The hospitalization rate is at 10.18% as of 9/22/21 (9/21/2021: 11.77%) and 936 people have died.

Vaccine Statistics:  

•          Population 12+ vaccinated with at least one dose: 228,581

•          Population 12+ who are fully vaccinated: 189,421

•          Population 65+ vaccinated with at least one dose: 26,423

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publicly releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19, results or monitoring. Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call them first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1. Please continue to do your part in preventing the spread of all diseases. Follow the guidelines below:

•          Follow CDC and WHO guidelines and practice physical distancing

•          Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used when soap and water are not readily available.

•          Wear a mask or face covering (if you are unvaccinated)

•          Avoid touching your face

•          Avoid close contact with people who are sick

•          Stay home when you are sick

•          Cover all coughs and sneezes

•          Clean frequently-touched surfaces

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