Zapata County confirms tenth death due to COVID-19

490 total positive cases
Zapata County
Zapata County(KGNS)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 5:25 AM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -The death toll continues to climb in the small community of Zapata.

On Wednesday, Zapata County Judge Joe Rathmell confirmed the city’s 10th death due to COVID-19.

The patient was a woman in her 60s who passed away on Nov. 25.

So far 7,323 people have been tested in Zapata, 490 of which are positive, 6,372 are negative and 461 tests are still pending.

Officials are advising residents to avoid from hosting large gatherings for Thanksgiving.

And just south of us, the death toll continues to increase in the small community of Zapata.

On Monday evening, County Judge Joe Rathmell confirmed Zapata’s ninth death due to the coronavirus.

The ninth victim was said to be a man in his 50s who passed away at an area hospital on November 22nd.

Zapata also confirmed four new positive cases which bring their total to 459.

Currently, 482 tests are pending and 6,176 have come back negative.

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