City council members say they are doing everything within their power to implement safety measures, but may face a lawsuit if they go against the governor’s orders.
Due to the lack of COVID-19 vaccines, city officials fear they may not see an end to the pandemic until possibly the end of this year.
Doctors say COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for days and emphasize the importance of washing your hands.
Hospitals continue operating at their highest capacity and have sought out alternative options to treat those seeking medical attention.
Health experts say the variant is not deadlier, but it is more dangerous. B.1.1.7 is far more contagious than the original strain of COVID-19.
The department will be offering a certain amount of vaccines per hour, aiming to vaccinate 240 people per day.
Laredo has received 15,000 vaccines to this date, More than 10,500 have been administered to eligible residents.
The city of Laredo has eight Curative kiosks available throughout different points of the city. The Curative website states the tests have a 90 percent clinical sensitivity and results are ready within 48 hours. However,the health department continues to seek answers over the testing kit’s accuracy.
The city of Laredo has several different options for community members if COVID-19 cases continue to rise . One of them is the infusion center for patients with moderate COVID-19 symtoms.
For days, Xio and Juan were checking on their video and were surprised when David Dobrik posted a response on his social media announcing a donation.
Long lines formed at one of the city’s COVID-19 testing sites. Health experts remind the community the risks of using this measure as a way of moving forward with their holiday plans.
Region 11, which includes Deep South Texas, has seen COVID-19 cases quadruple in the last two weeks.
A letter written by more than 70 health experts said if safety measures were not followed, the next few months would be deadly.
Staff are working to make more room at the Laredo Medical Center’s ICU and are facing obstacles as they continue their efforts to treat COVID-19 patients.
In the letter, doctors asked the Laredo City Council to put politics aside and place medicine and science first when voting on the recommendations presented to them.
From November 8 to the 12, more than four thousand community members took a COVID-19 test: results of those are still being analyzed. Health experts recommend the community seek PCR testing.
Laredo’s Health Authority confirmed this is the beginning of the second wave of COVID-19. He projects the city is just weeks away from hitting the peak of the surge during flu season.
The Laredo Fire Department reports hospitals are reaching their full capacity as health professionals continue helping patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses .