YOUR TEAM HERE AT J. GONZALEZ INJURY ATTORNEYS CONTINUES TO ACTIVELY MONITOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE TERRIBLE SPIKE IN CASES THROUGHOUT THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. WE KNOW THAT THESE ARE DIFFICULT TIMES, AND WE WANT TO DO OUR PART TO HELP KEEP YOU INFORMED. WHETHER YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THE COVID-19 SITUATION, OR NEED LEGAL SUPPORT DURING THESE UNUSUALLY CHALLENGING TIMES, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS. WE ARE AVAILABLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS 24/7. The continued growth of COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley and all throughout the nation has changed the fundamental way that we all live. While our regional, state and the federal leaders continue to promote social distancing, mask wearing, and a number of other safety protocols, the continually growing number of cases have understandably left many worried about the situation. Your team here at J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys wants to do our part to help you and your loved ones get through these tough times. This page has been created to keep the public and our clients informed. We also want to provide all residents of the Rio Grande Valley with the resources they need to manage during this scary and challenging situation. At J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys, we are paying close attention to the ever-changing situation to make sure that we are up-to-date with any developments that may affect our clients. Remember, we are here for you when you need us, 24/7.
- As of Oct. 23, there are were over 186,589 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 5,831 virus-related deaths confirmed across the Rio Grande Valley’s four counties.
In Hidalgo County, as of October 23, 2021
- There were 117,194 confirmed cases
- 3,429 total COVID-19 fatalities
- 766 active cases
- 112,999 released
- A 7-day average of 96 cases
In Cameron County, as of October 23, 2021:
- 53,124 confirmed cases
- 2,220 active cases
- 48,913 recovered cases
- 1,961 total COVID-19 fatalities
In Starr County, as of October 23, 2021:
- 11,548 confirmed cases
- 331 total COVID-19 fatalities
In Willacy County, as of October 23, 2021:
- 4,723 confirmed cases
- 110 total COVID-19 fatalities
As of October 23, 2021:
- 3,489,282 confirmed cases in Texas
- 3,986,528 estimated recoveries
- 123,586 estimated active cases
- 69,001 total COVID-19 fatalities
⦿ What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the name given to the coronavirus disease that began in 2019. There are a number of coronaviruses that can cause symptoms similar to having a cold, as well as upper respiratory infections.
⦿ How many cases of COVID-19 are there? The numbers change on a daily basis. There are a number of organizations that are providing up-to-date information including the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Johns Hopkins University. Use these resources to find the most accurate number of cases.
⦿ How does the virus spread? The virus is spreading primarily from person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets created when a person sneezes or coughs. Individuals may also contract COVID-19 when they touch a surface that the viruses on.
⦿ What are symptoms of COVID-19? Some individuals who are infected with the virus are asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms, while others suffer from fever, body aches, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headaches, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell. There are also a number of respiratory, neurological, and gastrointestinal symptoms that infected individuals may deal with.
⦿ If I’m infected by COVID-19, how long until I start showing symptoms? Research shows that the time from exposure to symptom onset is on average five to six days. However, in some instances, symptoms may not begin to appear until 13 days after initial exposure.
⦿ What can I do to protect myself and others from COVID-19? There are a number of steps you can take to limit your risk of exposure to COVID-19. These measures can also help to protect you against the flu and other viruses:
⦾ Avoid physical contact with others who have contracted the virus.
⦾ Do NOT touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
⦾ Stay home if you are sick.
⦾ Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
⦾ Disinfect surfaces you frequently touch.
⦾ Practice social distancing when you are able to.
⦿ What precautions can I take if I need to go out? Understandably, many individuals are not able to stay home. From essential employees to family caretakers who need to purchase foods and other items for their loved ones, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others when having to leave your home. Steps to take include:
⦾ Maintain at least six feet distance from yourself and others.
⦾ Use disinfectant wipes when possible to clean surfaces.
⦾ Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
⦾ Wear a cloth mask.
⦾ Use hand sanitizer before leaving the store and wash your hands as soon as you get home.
⦾ Individuals 65 and older should limit their trips outside of the homes if possible.
⦿ What should I know about face coverings? The CDC recommends that individuals wear a cloth face covering in any public setting or when around those who they do not live with. Face coverings may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals younger than 2 years old, those with breathing problems, and any unconscious or incapacited individuals should not wear a face covering.
⦿ Why should I practice social distancing? Because COVID-19 spreads primarily among those in close physical contact with an individual who is infected, social distancing can help to limit the opportunities of coming into direct contact with those who are infected.
⦿ Are J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys still working on my claim? Please be aware that we here at J. Gonzalez Injury attorneys have continued to operate and focus on delivering experienced legal counsel through our digital legal services throughout the pandemic. While we have followed all governmental guidelines and recommendations, our team has worked remotely to ensure your claim continues to be handled with the utmost care.
⦿ Is J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys still accepting cases and new clients? Yes, we continue to offer support to the innocent victims who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party. Do NOT hesitate to contact our Rio Grande Valley personal injury attorneys if you have suffered a personal injury.