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Below is an updated press release from the City of Laredo:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have one new confirmed death in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 349th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early-60s. He died on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020, a total of 68,597 people have been tested, 14,990 have resulted positive (477 are active), 14,164 persons have estimated recovered, 63 are currently hospitalized (29 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate  12.6%, and 349 have died.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have three new confirmed deaths in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 346th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-70s. She died on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The 347th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late-70s. He died on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The 348th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early-60s. She died on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, a total of 68,160 people have been tested, 14,949 have resulted positive (474 are active), 14,127 persons have estimated recovered, 64 are currently hospitalized (30 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate  11.5%, and 348 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have two new confirmed deaths in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 344th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early-70s. He died on Wednesday, October 07, 2020.

The 345th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-40s. She died on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, a total of 67,373 people have been tested, 14,909 have resulted positive (480 are active), 14,076 persons have estimated recovered, 60 are currently hospitalized (26 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 13.0 %, and 345 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have two new confirmed death in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 342nd death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early-70s. He died on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The 343rd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early-70s. She died on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2020, a total of 65,629 people have been tested, 14,823 have resulted positive (505 are active), 13,975 persons have estimated recovered, 58 are currently hospitalized (31 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 13.2%, and 343 have died.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have one new confirmed death in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 339th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late-40s. He died on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The 340th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late-30s. She died on Friday, October 16, 2020.

The 341st death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late-60s. She died on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, a total of 65,584 people have been tested, 14,821 have resulted positive (539 are active), 13,941 persons have estimated recovered, 62 are currently hospitalized (33 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 12.3%, and 341 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have one new confirmed death in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 338th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early-30s. She died on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, a total of 65,503 people have been tested, 14,728 have resulted positive (497 are active), 13,893 persons have estimated recovered, 61 are currently hospitalized (32 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 11.9%, and 338 have died.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have one new confirmed death in Webb County 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 our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 337th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early-60s. She died on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020, a total of 64,562 people have been tested, 14,669 have resulted positive (501 are active), 13,832 persons have estimated recovered, 59 are currently hospitalized (33 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 13.1, and 337 have died.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

 The 289th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 40s. He died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, a total of 51,960 people have been tested, 13,474 have resulted positive (616 are active), 12,569 persons have estimated recovered, 99 are currently hospitalized (45 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 24.3%, one patient is currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 289 have died.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed two new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 283rd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 70s. She died on Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 284th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-80s. He died on Sunday, September 20, 2020

Earlier:

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020, a total of 51,039 people have been tested, 13,201 have resulted positive (520 are active), 12,397 persons have estimated recovered, 95 are currently hospitalized (49 of which are in the ICU), hospitalization rate 26.4%, one patient is currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 284 have died.

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 281st death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 70s. She died on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020, a total of 46,703 people have been tested, 13,053 have resulted positive (525 are active), 12,247 persons have estimated recovered, 99 are currently hospitalized (49 of which are in the ICU), two patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 281 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed five new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 276th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-50s. He died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 277th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 50s. He died on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The 278th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 70s. He died on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The 279th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 50s. She died on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The 280th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 60s. He died on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020, a total of 45,919 people have been tested, 12,984 have resulted positive (599 are active), 12,106 persons have estimated recovered, 110 are currently hospitalized (58 of which are in the ICU), two patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 280 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed two new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 274th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 50s. He died on Sunday, September 06, 2020

The 275th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 90s. She died on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, a total of 45,060 people have been tested, 12,810 have resulted positive (471 are active), 12,065 persons have estimated recovered, 103 are currently hospitalized (52 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 275 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 273rd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 40s. She died on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, a total of 44,467 people have been tested, 12,733 have resulted positive (509 are active), 11,952 persons have estimated recovered, 100 are currently hospitalized (51 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 273 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 269th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 60s. She died on Sunday, September 13, 2020

The 270th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 70s. He died on Monday, September 14, 2020

The 271st death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 50s. He died on Monday, September 14, 2020

The 272nd death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 70s. He died on Monday, September 14, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, a total of 44,051 people have been tested, 12,676 have resulted positive (587 are active), 11,817 persons have estimated recovered, 102 are currently hospitalized (51 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 272 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 268th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-70s. He died on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2020, a total of 43,704 people have been tested, 12,657 have resulted positive (748 are active), 11,641 persons have estimated recovered, 110 are currently hospitalized (51 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 268 have died.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 267th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 80s. He died on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, a total of 43,050 people have been tested, 12,580 have resulted positive (696 are active), 11,617 persons have estimated recovered, 115 are currently hospitalized (53 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 267 have died.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed five new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 262nd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 50s. She died on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The 263rd death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 60s. He died on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The 264th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-60s. H died on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The 265th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 90s. She died on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The 266th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-60s. She died on Thursday, September 10, 2020

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 261st death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-70s. She died on Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020, a total of 41,787 people have been tested, 12,464 have resulted positive (813 are active), 11,390 persons have estimated recovered, 115 are currently hospitalized (55 of which are in the ICU), three patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 261 have died.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 260th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 50s. She died on Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 09, 2020, a total of 41,308 people have been tested, 12,371 have resulted positive (945 are active), 11,166 persons have estimated recovered, 124 are currently hospitalized (55 of which are in the ICU), two patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 260 have died.

EARLIER

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 256th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-80s. He died on Tuesday, September 08, 2020.

The 257th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-70s. He died on Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The 258th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-70s. She died on Sunday, September 06, 2020

The 259th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s. He died on Monday, September 07, 2020

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 08, 2020, a total of 39,871 people have been tested, 12,144 have resulted positive (719 are active), 11,166 persons have estimated recovered, 126 are currently hospitalized (58 of which are in the ICU), two patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 259 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one new death in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their condolences to the families of those who have lost a loved one and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 243rd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-20s. She died on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020, a total of 34,834 people have been tested, 10,814 have resulted positive (900 are active), 28 test results are pending, 9,810 persons have estimated recovered, 139 are currently hospitalized (61 of which are in the ICU), six patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 243 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm No New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed no new deaths in Webb County 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 and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020, a total of 34,723 people have been tested, 10,733 have resulted positive (887 are active), 34 test results are pending, 9,746 persons have estimated recovered, 142 are currently hospitalized (61 of which are in the ICU), seven patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 242 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 233rd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 80s. She died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

The 234th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 60s. He died on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

The 235th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 80s. He died on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

The 236th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 50s. She died on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020, a total of 33,169 people have been tested, 10,434 have resulted positive (933 are active), 86 test results are pending, 9,416 persons have estimated recovered, 151 are currently hospitalized (60 of which are in the ICU), five patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 236 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 224th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s. He died on Monday, August 24, 2020.

The 225th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-70s. He died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

The 226th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 80s. He died on Sunday, August 23, 2020.

The 227th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-60s. She died on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, a total of 30,096 people have been tested, 10,164 have resulted positive (934 are active), 125 test results are pending, 9,168 persons have estimated recovered, 165 are currently hospitalized (66 of which are in the ICU), five patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 227 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 216th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 60s. She died on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

The 217th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 30s. He died on Friday, August 21, 2020.

The 218th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-50s. He died on Friday, August 21, 2020.

The 219th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 30s. He died on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020, a total of 29,806 people have been tested, 10,094 have resulted positive (934 are active), 168 test results are pending, 9,098 persons have estimated recovered, 157 are currently hospitalized (63 of which are in the ICU), four patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 219 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed three more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 216th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 60s. She died on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

The 217th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 30s. He died on Friday, August 21, 2020.

The 218th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-50s. He died on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020, a total of 29,271 people have been tested, 10,087 have resulted positive (1,013 are active), 190 test results are pending, 9,010 persons have estimated recovered, 154 are currently hospitalized (63 of which are in the ICU), four patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 218 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed nine more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 194th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-60s. She died on Friday, August 14, 2020.

The 195th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s. He died on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

The 196th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-30s. He died on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

The 197th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s. He died on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

The 198th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 80s. He died on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

The 199th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 80s. He died on Monday, August 17, 2020.

The 200th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 40s. He died on Monday, August 17, 2020.

The 201st death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-50s. She died on Monday, August 17, 2020.

The 202nd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 70s. She died on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020, a total of 25,948 people have been tested, 9,646 have resulted positive (1,997 are active), 7,447 persons have estimated recovered, 174 are currently hospitalized (72 of which are in the ICU), seven patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 202 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

EARLIER:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one more death in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 185th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 50s. He died on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020, a total of 24,761 people have been tested, 14,388 people have resulted negative, 9,303 have resulted positive (3,333 are active), 1,070 test results are pending, 5,785 persons have estimated recovered, 170 are currently hospitalized (64 of which are in the ICU), seven patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 185 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed four more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 176th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 90s. She died on Sunday, August 09, 2020.
The 177th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 50s. He died on Saturday, August 08, 2020.
The 178th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 60s. She died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
The 179th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-60s. He died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, a total of 23,510 people have been tested, 13,653 people have resulted negative, 8,814 have resulted positive (3,947 are active), 1,043 test results are pending, 4,688 persons have estimated recovered, 163 are currently hospitalized (73 of which are in the ICU), eight patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 179 have died.
In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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
• Avoid touching your face
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home when you’re sick
• Cover all coughs and sneezes
• Clean frequently-touched surfaces
Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed eight more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 156th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid 80s. She died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

The 157th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 90s. He died on Saturday, August 01, 2020.

The 158th death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 80s. She died on Saturday, August 01, 2020

The 159th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 90s. He died on Saturday, August 01, 2020.

The 160th death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid 60s. He died on Saturday, August 01, 2020.

The 161st death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid 60s. He died on Friday, August 07, 2020.

The 162nd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid 70s. She died on Friday, August 07, 2020.

The 163rd death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s. He died on Friday, August 07, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 08, 2020, a total of 21,425 people have been tested, 12,536 people have resulted negative, 7,825 have resulted positive (4,739 are active), 1,064 test results are pending, 2,923 persons are estimated recovered, 183 are currently hospitalized (69 of which are in the ICU), eleven patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 163 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed one more death in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 122nd death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 60s. She died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, a total of 17,614 people have been tested, 10,788 people have resulted negative, 5,878 have resulted positive (4,386 are active), 948 test results are pending, 1,370 persons have recovered, 203 are currently hospitalized (73 of which are in the ICU), eight patients are currently admitted at the alternate care site, and 122 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed 15 more deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 78th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The 79th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

The 80th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 60s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The 81st COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Friday, July 17, 2020.

The 82nd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 90s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The 83rd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Person 83 was a resident of Regent Care Center.

The 84th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 90s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Monday, July 20, 2020. Person 84 was a resident of Laredo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The 85th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 40s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo E.R. South on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

The 86th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 50s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The 87th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid50s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The 88th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The 89th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The 90th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her mid-80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

The 91st COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 90s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The 92nd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in her late 20s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Nursing Home COVID-19 Update
To date, 12 patients from Regent Care Center have died. One patient from Laredo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has died. These numbers are included in the official counts provided daily at noon.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020, a total of 15,241 people have been tested, 9,548 people have resulted negative, 4,699 have resulted positive (3,459 are active), 994 test results are pending, 1,150 persons have recovered, 174 are currently hospitalized (74 of which are in the ICU), and 90 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 50th and 51st deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 50th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 50s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

The 51st COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 20s with underlying health conditions. The person was pronounced dead at Laredo Medical Center on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, a total of 13,028 people have been tested, 8,565 people have resulted negative, 3,373 have resulted positive (2,382 are active), 1,090 test results are pending, 940 persons have recovered, 168 are currently hospitalized (71 of which are in the ICU), and 51 have died.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 44th, 45th and 46th deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 44th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-50s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

The 45th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her late 80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

The 46th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his mid-70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020, a total of 12,403 test have been submitted, 8,290 people have resulted negative, 3,001 have resulted positive (2,062 are active), 1,112 test results are pending, 893 persons have recovered, 182 are currently hospitalized (54 of which are in the ICU), and 46 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 40th deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 40th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 90s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, a total of 11,800 test have been submitted, 8,108 people have resulted negative, 2,547 have resulted positive (1,643 are active), 1,145 test results are pending, 864 persons have recovered, 143 are currently hospitalized (48 of which are in the ICU), and 40 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring. Please continue to do your part in preventing the spread of all diseases.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 41st, 42nd and 43rd deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 41st COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Friday, July 10, 2020.

The 42nd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 40s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo on Friday, July 10, 2020.

The 43rd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 50s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Laredo Medical Center on Friday, July 10, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, a total of 12,029 test have been submitted, 8,187 people have resulted negative, 2,722 have resulted positive (1,815 are active), 1,120 test results are pending, 864 persons have recovered, 154 are currently hospitalized (51 of which are in the ICU), and 43 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm New COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 37th, 38th and 39th deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 37th and 38th deaths were reported yesterday evening by the City of Laredo.

The 37th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 60s with underlying health conditions. The person died at Doctors Hospital of Laredo E.R. on Tuesday, July 4, 2020 and the cause of death was determined by Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern, D.O.

The 38th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 60s with underlying health conditions. The person was being treated at Doctors Hospital of Laredo when she died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The 39th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 70s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, a total of 11,519 test have been submitted, 7,955 of those tests have resulted negative, 2,405 have resulted positive (1,519 are active), 1,159 test results are pending, 847 persons have recovered, 122 are currently hospitalized (38 of which are in the ICU), and 39 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm 33rd, 34th, 35th and 36th COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 33rd, 34th, 35th and 36th deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 33rd COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 80s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The 34st COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his late 60s with underlying health conditions. The person was being treated at Doctors Hospital of Laredo when he died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The 35th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a male in his early 40s with underlying health conditions. The person was being treated at Doctors Hospital of Laredo when he died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The 36th COVID-19 death of a Webb County resident was a female in her early 90s with underlying health conditions. The person died at a local nursing home on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, City of Laredo Health Authority Victor Treviño, M.D., issued a quarantine order for Laredo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center due to 5 patients and 1 staff member having tested positive for COVID-19. (See attached order)

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, a total of 11,187 test have been submitted, 7,843 of those tests have resulted negative, 2,163 have resulted positive (1,310 are active), 1,181 test results are pending, 817 persons have recovered, 117 are currently hospitalized (35 of which are in the ICU), and 36 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm 30th, 31st and 32nd COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 30th, 31st and 32nd deaths in Webb County related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the families and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 30th COVID-19 death in our community was a teenage male in his late teens with underlying health conditions. The person died at his home on Friday, July 3, 2020, and was later confirmed positive for COVID-19 by Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern, D.O.

The 31st COVID-19 death in our community was a female in her late 60s with underlying health conditions. The person died at her home on Monday, July 6, and was later confirmed positive for COVID-19 by Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern, D.O.

The 32nd COVID-19 death in our community was a female in her late 50s with underlying health conditions. The person was being treated at Laredo Medical Center when she died on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, a total of 11,005 test have been submitted, 7,727 of those tests have resulted negative, 2,091 have resulted positive (1,278 are active), 1,1,87 test results are pending, 781 persons have recovered, 110 are currently hospitalized (39 of which are in the ICU), and 32 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.
  • It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces 

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus and www.webbcountytx.gov for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm 24th and 25th COVID-19 Related Deaths

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 24th and 25th deaths in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors and our teams are available to support them.

The 24th COVID-19 death in our community was a male in his early 60s with underlying health conditions. He was being treated at Laredo Medical Center when he died on Friday, June 26, 2020.

The 25th COVID-19 death in our community was a male in his mid 60s, also with underlying health conditions, and also expired at Laredo Medical Center on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

The City of Laredo Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, a total of 8,475 persons have been tested, 6,138 of those tests have resulted negative, 1,439 have resulted positive, 939 test results are pending, 634 persons have recovered, 46 are currently hospitalized, and 25 have died.

The substantial increase in overall numbers is largely due to testing done this week by the Texas National Guard.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.

·       It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering

·       Avoid touching your face

·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·       Stay home when you’re sick

·       Cover all coughs and sneezes

·       Clean frequently-touched surfaces

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html  for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm 23rd COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 23rd death in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors, as well as our support, are available.

A woman in her 50s with underlying health conditions had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at Laredo Medical Center when she died on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Laredo Medical Center issued a statement:

“We are sad to confirm that one more patient has died from COVID-19. We appreciate the valiant work done by our caregiving team and we extend our deepest sympathies to the patient’s family and loved ones. It is vitally important for all members of our community to practice hand hygiene and social distancing which are the best ways at this moment to slow the spread of the virus.”

The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that the novel coronavirus can be present in their system even while the person presents no symptoms. While some people may not experience symptoms, others may initially have mild to moderate symptoms that can include high fever, cough and shortness of breath. The majority of patients will recover, but some may need to be hospitalized due to complications. The majority of our local positive cases have recovered while isolated or quarantined in their home. Please follow the City of Laredo health department COVID-19 prevention guidelines regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. It is highly recommended that persons stay home, not gather in groups and cover their nose and mouth when around others.

The Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

The department reminds persons who are positive person that they must remain in strict quarantine and isolation, the positive person must stay separated from other household members, must wear N95 and must adhere to strict hygiene, sanitation, and respiratory prevention actions. Persons cannot be in public for their safety and to prevent transmission to others. A totally separate person must provide food and essential supplies.  The  households with a positive person, should only have one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and physical distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering among positive persons.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2020, a total of 7,014 persons have been tested, 5,205 of those tests have resulted negative, 1,003 have resulted positive, 806 test results are pending, 576 persons have recovered, 16 are currently hospitalized, and 23 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.

·         It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html  for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City of Laredo Implements COVID-19 Color-Coded Alert System

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo has released a new color-coded advisory system to alert the public of the current risk posed by novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the community. The alert system is based off number of active positive persons in the community. An “active positive” is a person who has been tested positive for novel coronavirus, who is contagious and has not yet recovered from the disease.

Level 1 (Green) – Low Risk: Less than 50 active positives. Residents can resume normal daily activity. The use of facemasks and the practice of good hygiene should be continue to be followed.

Level 2 (Yellow) – Medium Risk: Less than 150 active positives. Residents are asked to be vigilant, practice physical distancing whenever they are outside their home, avoid groups of 10 or more when possible, use facemasks and practice good hygiene.

Level 3 (Orange) – Higher Risk: Less than 250 active positives. Residents should minimize all contact with other persons who are not part of their household, use facemasks and practice good hygiene.

Level 4 (Red) – Highest Risk: More than 250 active positives. Residents are asked to stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings and groups of people when possible, use facemasks and practice good hygiene.

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City, County Issue Amended Emergency Orders

LAREDO, Texas—Due to the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases locally, and upon heeding advice from the local health authority and the emergency management response team, Mayor Pete Saenz and Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina have signed two new emergency orders that mandates all businesses in Laredo and Webb County that provide goods and services directly to the public to develop and implement a health and safety plan that also requires all employees and customers to wear face coverings. Both orders are consistent with Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order.

Both the city and county orders have been updated and require all commercial entities to develop and implement a health and safety policy that requires all employees and customers to wear face coverings when in an area where they are unable to socially distance. Commercial entities must post the Health and Safety Policy required by this Emergency Order in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors of all health and safety requirements. Businesses have 7 calendar days from the effective date to develop and implement the health and safety policy. Failure may result in a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.

“We are taking these extra precautions due to a rise in cases not only in Laredo but across the state of Texas and in our neighboring city of Nuevo Laredo,” said Mayor Pete Saenz. “The public must not let their guard down. Daily life must continue as safely as possible, but we remind everyone to follow the health guidelines, including wearing a face covering anytime you are around other people. The health and wellbeing of our entire city is in everyone’s hands.”

“Medical experts have continuously said that wearing face coverings is the single most effective preventative measure we can take right now to slow the spread of coronavirus,” said Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina. “The recent spike in cases in our state is very concerning, and as such, it is absolutely critical that we take the necessary steps to protect our community.”

See attached City of Laredo Emergency Order #10 and Webb County Emergency Order.

Mayor Saenz and Judge Tijerina urge everyone to continue to follow and incorporate other mitigating measures designed to control the spread and transmission of COVID-19.

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City, County Confirm 21st COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 21ST death in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors, as well as our support, are available.

A woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at Doctors Hospital of Laredo when she died on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Doctors Hospital of Laredo issued a statement:

“As the novel Coronavirus takes its toll across the country and around the world, Doctors Hospital is saddened to confirm that a patient passed away yesterday who had tested positive for COVID-19. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time. The health and safety of our patients and staff are our highest priority, as we continue to deliver high-quality healthcare in our community. Doctors Hospital is working closely with City of Laredo Health Department, following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and we have implemented proactive precautions and protocols. We are screening all individuals entering the hospital, monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed. We continue to encourage the public to help prevent the spread of disease by practicing precautions such as social distancing, thoroughly washing hands, covering coughs/sneezes, and avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth. See our Health Alert update at www.ichoosedoctorshospital.com and follow us on Facebook for updates.”

The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that the novel coronavirus can be present in their system even while the person presents no symptoms. While some people may not symptoms, others may initially have mild to moderate symptoms that can include high fever, cough and shortness of breath. The majority of patients will recover, but some may need to be hospitalized due to complications. The majority of our local positive cases have recovered while isolated or quarantined in their home. Please follow the City of Laredo health department COVID-19 prevention guidelines regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. It is highly recommended that persons stay home, not gather in groups and cover their nose and mouth when around others.

The Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Want to remind person who are positive person that they must remain in strict quarantine and isolation, the positive person must stay separated from other household members, must wear N95 and must adhere to strict hygiene, sanitation, and respiratory prevention actions. Persons cannot be in public for their safety and to prevent transmission to others. A totally separate person must provide food and essential supplies.  The  households with a positive person, should only have one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and physical distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering among positive persons.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, a total of 6,081 persons have been tested, 4,673 of those tests have resulted negative, 756 have resulted positive, 652 test results are pending, 504 persons have recovered, 12 are currently hospitalized, and 21 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.

·         It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering

·         Avoid touching your face

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·         Stay home when you’re sick

·         Cover all coughs and sneezes

·         Clean frequently-touched surfaces

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html  for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

Earlier:

City of Laredo COVID-19 Update on Nursing Home

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo is providing an update regarding a health care worker at a local nursing home. The health care worker in question first tested negative during routine testing of workers on May 20. The worker had been sent home for a low-grade fever and was quarantined and returned to work on June 8 and tested the same day. Results from that test returned positive on June 9. The health care worker was tested again that same day and results returned negative on June 10. The worker is at home while contact tracing investigations and further testing are underway at the nursing home. At this time no other workers or patients have tested positive.

“Our investigation and mitigation of the positive nursing home case that was reported at Wednesday’s City of Laredo media briefing is still ongoing,” said City of Laredo Health Authority Victor Treviño, M.D. “We would like the public and the local media to know that we are always evaluating the balance between the privacy rights of the patients and these facilities versus the public’s right to receive accurate and timely information. Because of the time-sensitive nature of these contact tracing investigations, we will keep the public informed as non-private information develops.”

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City of Laredo Utilities Department to Begin Disconnections Starting July 6

LAREDO, Texas—On July 6, 2020, the City of Laredo Utilities Department will begin disconnecting for past due balances on utility accounts that were temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Late fees will also begin to incur on past due balances starting July 1, 2020.

The Department is aware of the financial hardships that this pandemic has caused our customers and halted the disconnection from March of this year because of the city’s Stay Home/Work Safe Order. Since the city’s order is ending on June 30, 2020, the Utilities Department like to notify our customers with past due balances to make payment or make payment arrangements with our customer service employees, or pay online, in order to avoid being disconnected and incur additional costs such as reconnection fees.

Customers can still apply for the COVID-19 utility relief program available online at https://citysearch.cityoflaredo.com/Docuware/Platform/WebClient/Forms/covid-19-relief-requirements?orgID=f776ca86-040b-4650-86a5-d1d1ce7a4e8b.

Customers who do not have an active account must contact the Utilities Department to set up an active account. Customers are highly encouraged to contact customer service at (956) 727-6402 for information and questions.

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City, County Confirm 19th COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 19th death in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors, as well as our support, are available.

A man in 60s, with underlying health conditions, had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at Laredo Medical Center when he died on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Laredo Medical Center issued a statement:

“We are sad to confirm that one more patient has died from COVID-19. We appreciate the valiant work done by our caregiving team and we extend our deepest sympathies to the patient’s family and loved ones. It is vitally important for all members of our community to practice hand hygiene and social distancing which are the best ways at this moment to slow the spread of the virus.”

The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that the coronavirus can be present in their system even while the person presents no symptoms. While some may not symptoms, others may initially have mild to moderate symptoms that can include high fever, cough and shortness of breath. The majority of patients will recover, but some may need to be hospitalized due to complications. The majority of our local positive cases have recovered while isolated or quarantined in their home. Please follow the City of Laredo health department COVID-19 prevention guidelines regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. It is highly recommended that persons stay home, not gather in groups and cover their nose and mouth when around others.

The Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others ad to contain the spread of COVID-19. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms..   

The Health Department wants to remind persons who are positive that they must remain in strict quarantine and isolation and they must follow all health department guidance as per public health local and state law. All positive persons must stay separated from other household members, wear an N95 mask and adhere to strict hygiene, sanitation, and respiratory prevention actions. Persons cannot be in public for their safety and to prevent transmission to others. A totally separate, non-positive person must be designated to provide food and essential supplies.

For households with a positive person, there should only be one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and physical distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering and close contact transmission among positive persons. The Health Department will also be monitoring all persons under 21 years of age for a Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2020, a total of 4,563 persons have been tested, 3,184 of those tests have resulted negative, 516 have resulted positive, 863 test results are pending, 342 persons have recovered, 17 remain hospitalized, and 19 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

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.

·        It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering

·        Avoid touching your face

·        Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·        Stay home when you’re sick

·        Cover all coughs and sneezes

·        Clean frequently-touched surfaces

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

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City to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo Health Department will increase COVID-19 testing capacity in the Laredo community. In order to increase testing for the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the community level, the health department will be setting up mobile COVID-19 testing sites, further providing accessible testing at parks and recreation centers in each council district beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Testing will be offered from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at El Eden Park 4735 Loma Vista Dr, Laredo, Texas, 78046. All persons must register in advance by calling (956) 795-4932. The test takes less than 5 minutes and results will be available in 2-3 business days.

In the near future, an online registration tool will be up on the City of Laredo website for testing locations, requirements and online registration. The health department will announce future dates, places and times for testing in other council districts soon.

The health department reminds the public to continue with all prevention measures:

• Practice social and physical distancing
• Wear face coverings
• Cover your cough or sneeze
• Maintain distance
• Practice enhanced hygiene (wash your hands before you leave home and when you return)
• Practice sanitation at home and at work
• If you are ill stay home and call your doctor

The City of Laredo Health Department will be providing further updates and recommendations to you in the days ahead.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information at the City of Laredo website www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html. For questions, comments or concerns, contact the Coronavirus hotline Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.- 3:00p.m. at (956) 795-4954

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City, County Confirm 18th COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 18th death in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors, as well as our support, are available.

A woman in her 80s, with underlying health conditions, had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at Laredo Medical Center when she died on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

Laredo Medical Center issued a statement:

“We are sad to confirm that one more patient has died from COVID-19. We appreciate the valiant work done by our caregiving team and we extend our deepest sympathies to the patient’s family and loved ones. It is vitally important for all members of our community to practice hand hygiene and social distancing which are the best ways at this moment to slow the spread of the virus.”

The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that the coronavirus can be present in their system even while the person presents no symptoms. While some may not symptoms, others may initially have mild to moderate symptoms that can include high fever, cough and shortness of breath. The majority of patients will recover, but some may need to be hospitalized due to complications. The majority of our local positive cases have recovered while isolated or quarantined in their home. Please follow the City of Laredo health department COVID-19 prevention guidelines regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. It is highly recommended that persons stay home, not gather in groups and cover their nose and mouth when around others.

The Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others ad to contain the spread of COVID-19. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms..   

The Health Department wants to remind persons who are positive that they must remain in strict quarantine and isolation and they must follow all health department guidance as per public health local and state law. All positive persons must stay separated from other household members, wear an N95 mask and adhere to strict hygiene, sanitation, and respiratory prevention actions. Persons cannot be in public for their safety and to prevent transmission to others. A totally separate, non-positive person must be designated to provide food and essential supplies.

For households with a positive person, there should only be one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and physical distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering and close contact transmission among positive persons. The Health Department will also be monitoring all persons under 21 years of age for a Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020, a total of 4,096 persons have been tested, 2,834 of those tests have resulted negative, 477 have resulted positive, 785 test results are pending, 284 persons have recovered, 16 remain hospitalized, and 18 have died.

Earlier:

City of Laredo Launches COVID-19 Utilities Relief Program

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo Utilities Department has launched a COVID-19 Relief Program to help residential customers who have become recently unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the terms, conditions and requirements to request relief.

Relief is for residential water accounts only and projected to be for March, April and/or May 2020, subject to availability of funds.

Relief is scheduled to be applied on a first come, first served basis provided that the customer submits all required documentation.

The documents required to request relief include:

·         Proof of unemployment from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

·         A copy of your water bill

·         Your water account number (can be found on your bill)

Relief is limited to $125.00 per month on delinquent balances only; no carryover.

The COVID-19 Utilities Relief Program cannot be used for reimbursements or refunds for bills already paid.

If you request relief for both March and April, you must provide a copy of both your March and April utility bill.

Approved relief requests will be processed first for March and/or April 2020; May 2020 relief will be offered at a later date, subject to availability of funds.

COVID-19 Relief Request Form
Customers can complete and submit a COVID-19 Relief request form online by visiting either the City of Laredo Utilities Department webpage at https://www.cityoflaredo.com/utilities/ or the City of Laredo webpage at https://www.cityoflaredo.com/ and clicking the COVID-19 Utilities Relief Program icon. Direct link: https://citysearch.cityoflaredo.com/Docuware/Platform/WebClient/Forms/covid-19-relief-requirements?orgID=f776ca86-040b-4650-86a5-d1d1ce7a4e8b

Customers can also complete and submit a paper application in person at the Utilities Administration Department located at 5816 Daugherty Avenue ONLY. No paper applications will be provided at City Hall or City Hall Annex.

Paper applications and envelopes will be located outside of the North Entrance of the Utilities Department to allow customers to come at their convenience.

For paper applicants, customers will need to attach the required documentation to the paper application. Envelopes will be provided so that all documents are contained in the envelope and dropped in the drop off box.

For questions, call the City of Laredo Utilities Department at (956) 721-2000, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Earlier:

City, County Confirm 17th COVID-19 Related Death

LAREDO, Texas—The City of Laredo and Webb County have confirmed the 17th death in Laredo related to COVID-19. The City and County want to express their most sincere condolences to the family and want them to know that our counselors, as well as our support, are available.

A woman in her 60s, with underlying health conditions, had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated at Doctors Hospital of Laredo when she died on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Doctors Hospital of Laredo issued a statement:

“As the novel Coronavirus takes its toll across the country and around the world, Doctors Hospital is saddened to confirm that a patient passed away yesterday who had tested positive for COVID-19. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family during this difficult time. The health and safety of our patients and staff are our highest priority, as we continue to deliver high-quality healthcare in our community. Doctors Hospital is working closely with City of Laredo Health Department, following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and we have implemented proactive precautions and protocols. We are screening all individuals entering the hospital, monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed. We continue to encourage the public to help prevent the spread of disease by practicing precautions such as social distancing, thoroughly washing hands, covering coughs/sneezes, and avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth. See our Health Alert update at www.ichoosedoctorshospital.com and follow us on Facebook for updates.”

The City of Laredo Health Department reminds the public that the coronavirus can be present in their system even while the person presents no symptoms. While some may not symptoms, others may initially have mild to moderate symptoms that can include high fever, cough and shortness of breath. The majority of patients will recover, but some may need to be hospitalized due to complications. The majority of our local positive cases have recovered while isolated or quarantined in their home. Please follow the City of Laredo health department COVID-19 prevention guidelines regarding social distancing and proper hygiene. It is highly recommended that persons stay home, not gather in groups and cover their nose and mouth when around others.

The Health Department continues to conduct contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. If you feel ill, please contact your physician and monitor your symptoms.

Want to remind person who are positive person that they must remain in strict quarantine and isolation, the positive person must stay separated from other household members, must wear N95 and must adhere to strict hygiene, sanitation, and respiratory prevention actions. Persons cannot be in public for their safety and to prevent transmission to others. A totally separate person must provide food and essential supplies.  The  households with a positive person, should only have one dedicated caregiver. Other family members must stay apart and practice good hygiene and physical distancing. The positive person should be in a dedicated room and must wear a mask and not gather with other family members. The caregiver should also wear a mask when providing care. This is extremely important as evidence points to strong clustering among positive persons.

Stay home if you are sick and call your doctor. Do not go to the doctor’s office, call your doctor first. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

As of 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020, a total of 2,714 persons have been tested, 1,918 of those tests have resulted negative, 396 have resulted positive, 400 test results are pending, 124 persons have recovered, 20 remain hospitalized, and 17 have died.

In order to safeguard legally-protected information, the City of Laredo is not publically releasing personal or identifiable information regarding any cases as it relates to COVID-19 testing, results or monitoring.

Please continue to do your part in preventing the spread of all diseases. Follow the guidelines below:

·       Follow the City and County order to stay at home and practice social distancing.

·       Wash your hands often

·       Wear a mask if possible

·       Avoid touching your face

·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick

·       Stay home when you’re sick

·       Cover all coughs and sneezes

·       Clean frequently-touched surfaces

Visit www.cityoflaredo.com/coronavirus.html for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.