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COVID-19 curve is flattened “but we’re not clear yet,” says health Official

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CAMERON COUNTY, Texas — Cameron County Public Health officials have confirmed to CBS4/LOCAL 23 News that the COVID-19 curve has been flattened.

“That number is not going up,” said Dr. James W. Castillo, “it’s more staying steady but it has not gone away.”

As of May 21, 2020, Cameron County Public Health has confirmed 32 deaths, 664 cases of COVID-19 with 418 recovered.

The data is sourced from testing sites across the county with more than 8,000 tests administered according to public records.

While multiple testing locations are available, Cameron County’s data of confirmed cases is through PCR tests, which checks for current infections of the virus through a mixture of saliva and mucus.

According to CCPH, most cases are linked to previous cases which shows the virus is spreading to individuals who know each other rather than community related cases where the origin is unknown to the patient.

“For right now, what we don’t want is for people to get a false sense of security.” Said Dr. Castillo, “this is the beginning of a long race we are not over yet. We are not near the finish line even.”

For more information on COVID-19 in Cameron County visit: https://www.cameroncounty.us/publichealth/index.php/coronavirus/

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