Laredo reports 30 COVID-19 cases, two deaths as backlog of cases reported by state


City of Laredo and Webb County officials have confirmed on Monday 30 cases and two deaths as the city continues to fight the novel coronavirus. 13,201 people have tested positive and 284 have died since the emergence of virus locally.

A backlog of cases reported today by the Texas Department of State Health Services resulted in the largest number of negative cases reported in a single day in Webb County.

The 2,365 negatives reported today far surpasses the previous high of negatives, which was 1,510 on August 25. The backlog of cases contained only negative results, according to interim health director Richard Chamberlain.

Removing the additional negatives, the city health department reports a 7-day positivity rate of 11.23%

95 people remain hospitalized, and 49 people remain in intensive care.

As of noon, 51,039 people have been tested for coronavirus in Laredo. An estimated 12,397 people have recovered from previous infections.

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