Cameron County reported on Saturday 1,106 more people had tested positive for the virus, the highest number reported in a single day in the county.
This raises the total number of confirmed cases to 12,077.
The county also confirmed ten additional coronavirus-related deaths. This raises the total number of deaths in the county related to the virus to 226.
According to a news release from the county, the people who died include five nursing home residents from Brownsville: an 89-year-old female and a 83-year-old male from Ebony Lake Nursing Home and 70, 75 and 80-year-old males from Brownsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. There was also an 80-year-old male resident from Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. The remaining deaths include a 57-year-old female, and 56, 76 and 81-year-old males, all from Brownsville.
Of the total positive cases in the county, 4,829 have recovered.