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City reports 347 active coronavirus cases

Death toll now at 936
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 12:13 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 6:07 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tx. (KGNS) - The city is reporting another couple of deaths linked to the coronavirus.

According to Laredo’s Health Authority, two people passed away on Monday.

These additional deaths bring our overall total to 936.

Meanwhile, the state’s health website is reporting an increase in the number of coronavirus patients in the hospital.

The number is now at 48 with 27 in the ICU and 22 on ventilators.

So far the hospitalization rate is at 13.64 percent.

With additional people admitted into Laredo’s hospitals both are now reporting less hospital rooms.

According to Laredo’s Health Authority, the reason for the limited rooms is a combination of limited staff available and increases in admissions.

On Thursday we reported 51 people currently in the hospital with 29 in the ICU.

Of those nine in the ICU, 23 were on ventilators.

On Friday, the health authority reported two deaths which puts our death toll at 928.

The hospitalization rate has decreased to 11.38 and the death toll remains at 926.

Health officials say one Laredo child is in the hospital battling the coronavirus.

This case was serious enough to require hospitalization and is being monitored by the child’s attending physician.

The Laredo Health Authority is reporting another life lost due to the coronavirus.

The death toll is now at 924; meanwhile, Laredo and Webb County’s hospitalization rate continues to trend downward and our hospitalization rate is at 12.16 percent.

According to the state’s health website between Laredo’s two hospitals, there are only five regular beds available for new patients and only two ICU beds available.

Other current numbers show that there are 49 coronavirus patients in the hospital with 24 in regular covid rooms.

A total of 25 patients are in the ICU and of those 24 are on ventilators.

City officials are reporting another death due to the coronavirus, putting our death toll at 923.

Since January 1st, there have been eight breakthrough deaths, people who have passed away even after receiving the vaccine.

Plus, 299 people have become infected with the coronavirus more than once.

Currently between both hospitals, 53 people are fighting the virus, 29 are in the IC and 24 of them are on ventilators.

The hospitalization rate is now at 12.10 percent.

The City of Laredo is reporting new deaths due to the coronavirus.

The city is reporting two women, one in her 40′s and the other in her 50′s, passing away from the virus and a male in his late 80′s who passed away back on Sept. 4.

Our current death toll now stands at 920 lives lost due to COVID-19; meanwhile, there are 521 active cases with 61 people in the hospital.

The current hospitalization rate is 13.86 percent.

The city is reporting another series of coronavirus cases as well as deaths due to COVID-19.

As of September 7, the city has reported a total of 488 active cases as well as three deaths.

The 915th death was a woman in her early 50s who passed away on Saturday, the 916th death was a man in his early 40s who passed away on Sunday, September 5th and the 917th death was a woman in her late 80s who passed away on Sunday as well.

So far 68 people are currently in the hospital and our hospitalization rate is 15.79%.

The city says they are continuing to see a spike in cases and deaths among the unvaccinated community.

They are urging residents to get vaccinated for the coronavirus to prevent the spread of the virus.

The City of Laredo and Webb County confirms a new death related to COVID-19.

The 914th death was a female in her mid-70′s who died on Thursday, September 2nd. The death toll is currently at 914.

As of Friday, September 3rd a total of 408,140 people have been tested, 50,478 have resulted positive, and about 600 are active.

Of the 600 active cases:

- 203 cases are below the age of 17

- 138 cases are between the ages of 18-30

- 154 cases are between the ages 31-49

- 105 cases are above the age of 50

Of the active investigated, 184 cases are not vaccinated (58.4%).

Dr. Trevino is reporting two additional deaths, a female in her 60′s and a man in his 80′s both of which were not vaccinated.

This takes the current death toll up to 913.

The state’s website is reporting 22 coronavirus patients on ventilators out of the 53 currently in the ICU.

With no ICU beds available and with a total of 79 patients in the hospital. only six regular beds are available.

The city and county currently have 625 active cases and our hospitalization rate is 17.06 percent.

Texas is one of five states in the country with less than 10% ICU capacity according to the Department of Health State Services.

The agency also reported that over 100 hospitals are oversaturated with absolutely no ICU beds available with ER’s across the state seeing an average of 1,700 patients per day.

Here in Laredo and Webb County, the state’s website is reporting approximately 86 COVID patients in our hospitals, and of those 30 are in the ICU.

Between Laredo’s two hospitals, only 7 beds are available and 2 in the ICU, thanks to some extra help from state nurses.

Meanwhile, the current hospitalization rate is 19.82%.

Laredo’s Health Authority is reporting an additional four deaths in Laredo and Webb County.

This after reporting 11 within the span of four days.

Of the most recent deaths being reported on Sunday, a man in his late 50′s has an out of town address so he will not be included in Laredo’s statistics.

With the surge in pediatric cases, the state’s health website is now gathering new data.

They are now separating the number of adults and children admitted in the hospital with the coronavirus.

The state is reporting 53 adults in regular covid hospital rooms and 31 adults in covid ICU.

Currently, the state is showing zero children in regular covid rooms but without a pediatric ICU in Laredo, there is no information on how many kids may have been transferred out.

In the past 24 hours, three people have been admitted to the hospital for the coronavirus.

Our hospitalization rate is at 19.40 percent.

The city is reporting another increase in coronavirus cases as well as deaths.

According to officials, the city has reach 900 deaths due to COVID-19.

So far 759 cases are active, and 83 are currently hospitalized.

According to the city’s vaccine statistics, 176,288 have been fully vaccinated and 217,620 have received their first dose.

The city is asking the city to prevent the spread of the virus by getting vaccinated for the coronavirus.

As of Wednesday, there are 86 COVID patients hospitalized, and of those 81 are not vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Texas Department of State Health reports an increase in our hospitalization rate.

With data gathered as of Tuesday, the agency says it stand at 22.54%.

For the 23rd consecutive day, the state is reporting zero ICU beds available in Laredo.

The city is reporting another series of coronavirus cases as well as three new deaths.

The youngest death was a man in his 20s who was not vaccinated.

The other two deaths were a woman in her early 60′s and another in her mid-50′s which are still being investigated.

That puts the death toll to 896.

According to the state health services website, Laredo has roughly 87 coronavirus patients in the hospital.

With no space in the ICU for the 22nd day in a row.

Our hospitalization rate has increased to 21.12 percent.

Six deaths from COVID are reported from this weekend.

Of those, four were not vaccinated, one had only received their first vaccine, and the remaining death is still being investigated.

It’s a grim reality of just how deadly COVID can be for those who remain unvaccinated.

The ages of those six are two 20 year old males, a female in her 40′s, a female in her 50′s, and two people in their 60′s, a male and a female.

These deaths bring our total to 893.

There are approximately 742 active COVID cases in the community of which 74 are currently in the hospital, 34 of them in the ICU.

For the 21st day in a row, there are no ICU beds available for additional patients, and that brings our hospitalization rate to 20%.

In response to the rise in deaths, especially among the unvaccinated, Dr. Trevino released a statement saying:

“These mounting preventable deaths among our unvaccinated populations are deeply concerning. As a community, we have to come together and choose to preserve life above any inconvenience of getting a vaccine or wearing a mask.”

The Laredo Health Authority is reporting another series of coronavirus cases as well as two deaths due to the virus.

Dr. Victor Trevino says, one of them was a young man in his 20s and the other was a woman in her 50s.

Upon confirmation of a death certificate, they will be added to the city’s total which is now 889.

The current hospitalization rate is 18.35 percent.

Currently there are 74 coronavirus patients in the hospital with 721 active cases.

Three COVID deaths are reported by the Laredo health authority on Thursday.

As of 5 p.m., Dr. Victor Trevino says Laredo and Webb County’s death toll stands at 886.

Meanwhile, the state reports a 2% decrease in the hospitalization rate.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ website, the hospitalization rate stands at 19.39%.

Despite state medical personnel arriving in Laredo, the state agency continues to report zero ICU beds available.

The city is reporting two new deaths linked to the coronavirus.

One of them was a man in his late 20′s, the other was a woman in her early 50′s.

They both passed away on Saturday.

Our current death toll stands at 882.

As of Monday afternoon, there are 886 active cases in town.

The state is reporting our hospitalization rate at 19.5% as of Sunday, August 15th.

It was at 19.41% before the weekend on August 12th.

There have not been any beds available in the ICU since the second of the month, making it 14 days in a row.

The City of Laredo is reporting three new deaths linked to the coronavirus.

For the 11th consecutive day, there are zero ICU beds available at our local hospitals.

That’s according to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ latest data.

The number of hospitalized patients remains the same at 92, but there’s a slight dip in the rate.

DSHS is reporting is 19.41% while the prior reported day was 20.77%.

Wednesday was the ninth day in a row where there were no ICU beds were available in either local hospital.

That’s because currently there are 82 people hospitalized with COVID, 46 of those are breakthrough cases, and 29 are in the ICU.

Due to a lack of beds and staff, the local hospitalization rate has now jumped to 22.07%.

This comes as three new deaths take our death toll up to 877.

Currently, there are 824 active cases with the highest age group of those being between the age 20 and 49 with 426 cases, and 292 are below the age of 19.

There have also been 223 re-infections, meaning people who had been infected with COVID before got it again.

Laredo hospitals are maxed out with 87 COVID patients in rooms, 43 patients waiting for rooms, and a hospitalization rate now over 20%.

For the 8th consecutive day, there are zero ICU beds available in Laredo.

As of Tuesday, one more Laredo life was lost, bringing the total to 874 deaths.

City leaders are urging the unvaccinated population to get vaccinated.

City and county officials are reporting another series of coronavirus cases as well as two more deaths which brings our death toll up to 873.

Laredo’s hospitalization rate was at 13.27 on Saturday; however, it jumped to 18.62 on Sunday when there were 73 people in the hospital battling the virus.

As of Monday morning, that number went up to 86 so currently, there are no available beds in the ICU.

The Laredo Health Authority released a statement saying, “The city has begun to discuss emergency measures with the hospitals, nursing homes, and local partners to protect the community, especially in light of reporting zero ICU beds for the last 7 days.”

The lack of beds at both local hospitals has placed Laredo on the top of the list of medically under-served cities.

As part of the city’s surge plan, Dr. Trevino says discussions with Laredo specialty hospital have begun to take some of the patient load off Laredo Medical Center and Doctors Hospital which continue to be on diversion with no rooms available for 15 or so patients waiting in the ER.

A gunshot victim was among the many non-coronavirus patients waiting to be seen at a local hospital ER due to an increase in COVID-19 patients over the weekend.

Laredo’s Health Authority says both hospitals were on diversion on and off the entire weekend.

This comes as 30 or so patients between both hospitals were in ER overflow waiting on rooms that aren’t available.

Dr. Victor Trevino is advising the community to seek ER care for non-critical injuries elsewhere.

In a statement he says, “As the hospitals continue to see an exponential increase in the amount of COVID ER visits, the city is struggling to maintain treatment for non-COVID cases. We are asking for the community to use the hospitals as a last resort and utilize stand-alone facilities for non-critical injuries. Some of the COVID and non-COVID cases range from a two year old COVID pediatric case transferred out to a higher level of care, to a gunshot victim. We are using every resource to avoid from being overwhelmed.”

The state’s website is also reporting zero hospital ICU beds available and one additional death from COVID bringing our death toll to 870.

The current hospitalization rate is 13.27 percent.

The city has reported another series of coronavirus cases as well as an additional COVID-19-related death.

According to health officials a woman in her mid-70s lost her life on Tuesday, putting our death toll at 866.

There are now 653 active cases being reported with the largest number of people between the ages of 20 to 49 and the second largest, those under 19 years old.

Out of the 653 cases, 192 were not vaccinated.

The number of breakthrough cases has jumped to 36 and all of them needed to be admitted into the hospital while more than 150 breakthrough cases were able to recover at home.

According to the numbers, 154 people have been infected with COVID-19 more than once.

Meanwhile, there are 53 COVID patients currently in the hospital and of those, Laredo Medical Center confirmed 34 are at LMC.

The state is reporting zero IC beds available in our community and our hospitalization rate is now at 10.55 percent.

Coronavirus cases continue to increase in south Texas.

According to Laredo’s Health Authority Dr. Victor Trevino, three people passed away over the weekend, one on Saturday and two on Sunday bringing the death toll to 865.

Right now the city has a total of 607 active cases, 42 are in the hospital with 15 of them in critical condition in the ICU.

There are 34 hospitalized breakthrough cases while many more breakthrough cases are recovering at home.

Dr. Trevino has reported 153 people who have been re-infected with COVID-19 more than once.

The current hospitalization rate is at 8.88 percent.

On Saturday, both hospitals spent the day being on and off diversion as both ER’s had an overflow of patients with no beds or staff available.

However-at last checked, both Laredo hospitals were no longer on diversion.

Below is the last updated version of the story:

Laredo’s hospitalization rate increases once again.

According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services website as of Thursday, Laredo is now at 11.51%.

That’s up from Wednesday’s 10.20%.

The state’s website also reported an increase in the number of COVID patients in the hospital, that number jumping from 45 to 49 on Thursday, with 16 of those people in critical condition in the ICU,

Also according to the state, the number of ICU hospital beds available in Laredo remains the same as yesterday, only one.

As for active cases, Laredo health authority is reporting 554 cases, compared to Wednesday’s 443.

That’s 111 more active cases reported just 24 hours later, almost double of where we were at on Friday of last week when Laredo had 287 cases at the time.

In breakthrough cases, those who have been hospitalized with COVID even after receiving a COVID vaccine, that number is 33 from January to July 29th.

Laredo’s hospitalization rate continues to increase as each day passes.

According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services website on Thursday, Laredo is now at 11.51%. That’s up from Wednesday’s 10.20%.

The state’s website also reporting an increase in the number of COVID patients in the hospital, that number jumping from 45 to 48 on Thursday.

Also according to the state, the number of ICU hospital beds available in Laredo remains the same as Wednesday, with only 1 remaining.

The Laredo health authority updated Laredo’s COVID numbers on Wednesday evening.

He reported one more death, bringing the total up to 8.

There’s also about 443 active cases, of which 119 are below the age of 19, 264 cases between 20 and 49, and 60 cases above 50.

There’s also roughly 48 people in the hospital, of which 18 are in critical condition in the ICU.

Laredo has also now reached double digits in the hospitalization rate.

According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services website, Laredo jumped to 10.20%.

Laredo was at 6.65% a week ago today, a 50% increase.

According to the state, as of Tuesday, there was only one bed available in the ICU.

The city is confirming one new death linked to the coronavirus.

As of Monday afternoon, the latest victim is a man in his 40′s.

He passed away on Saturday, taking the death toll up to 859.

We’ve also seen a massive spike recently in active cases, Laredo currently being at 328 active cases.

Of those, 214 are between the ages of 20 to 49, 83 of them are not vaccinated, and 77 are people under the age of 19, and 37 are over the age of 50.

Detainees make up 46 of those.

Lastly, 26 of them from the start of the year have been breakthroughs.

Officials have confirmed more active cases and deaths due to the coronavirus over the weekend.

As of Sunday afternoon, there were 343 cases in Webb County, three deaths and our hospitalization rate jumped to 7.43 percent.

Laredo’s health authority Dr. Victor Trevino says the majority of illnesses that are severe and require hospitalization and even care in the intensive care unit are those who remain unvaccinated.

Dr. Trevino says, “This is a tale of two cities. We have a population of vaccinated and a population that’s not. So there’s two different types of ways we see what’s going to go on, and basically the unvaccinated people are the ones that will cost the increases in cases.”

The health authority goes on to say if one percent of Laredo’s unvaccinated population come down with covid, this will critically overwhelm our hospitals.

Currently, he says the city is waiting on the state to send nurses to Laredo to help with the nursing shortages at the hospitals.

Laredo’s Health Department Director has confirmed another series of active coronavirus cases.

On Wednesday, officials confirmed 206 active cases; 24 hours later, that number has gone up to 276.

This was confirmed by Laredo Health Director Richard Chamberlin.

He added the majority of the cases are being observed in unvaccinated people.

The city also confirmed ten new deaths related to COVID-19. They say the deaths are backlogged cases.

The 857th death was a man in his early 50s who passed away on Sunday, July 18 and the 858th death was a woman in her mid-20s who passed away on Tuesday, July 20.

Laredo’s Health Authority Dr. Victor Trevino has issued a statement saying, “As we are seeing a surge in our active cases, we will be reviewing all mitigation measures at our disposal.”

We want to encourage public to wear their masks and get vaccinated in order to reduce the infection in our community.

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