HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Hidalgo and Cameron Counties reported a combined five COVID-19-related deaths.

Hidalgo County reported three deaths between Tuesday and Thursday. According to a release sent from the county, all the deceased individuals were vaccinated. All three individuals were 70 years old and up. Among the dead are a Hidalgo woman, a McAllen man and a Pharr man. The deaths raise the Hidalgo County death toll to 4,012.

The county also reported 144 new positive cases including 68 confirmed and 76 probable.

This raises the county’s total positive cases to 234,348 since the start of the pandemic.

In Cameron County, two individuals died of COVID-19 Friday, raising the county’s death toll to 2,305.

Both people were reported to be vaccinated. A woman in her 80s from Harlingen and a man in his 80s from San Benito were among the deceased.

The county also reported an additional 18 positive laboratory reports of COVID-19, including 10 confirmed reports based on PCR testing. Cameron County has also received eight probable reports based on antigen testing.