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.
• 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