Hidalgo Co. reports over 500 new cases, 1 death over weekend

Hidalgo Co. reports over 500 new cases, 1 death over weekend

Hidalgo County confirmed more than 500 new positive cases and one death this weekend. Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced the death of a Pharr woman in her 60s and 547 new positive cases in a news release Sunday. “My prayers go out to the family and friends of this weekend’s victim — another tragic loss to this terrible disease,” Cortez said. “As we begin a new work week, please keep in mind the safety of yourselves and those around you. Stay home if possible, wear facial coverings and avoid other people.” The new confirmations bring the county’s total number of reported cases to 5,345 — though only 3,452 remain active — and a total of 59 deaths. The newly infected range in age from an infant to people in their 70s, and come from the cities of Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edinburg, Hidalgo, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Pharr, San Juan and Weslaco; The locations of 42 cases were undisclosed and one was classified as “OOA.” As of Sunday evening, 571 individuals remained hospitalized due to complications from the virus, with 144 of them being treated in intensive care units. Additionally, the county reported 235 individuals were released from isolation — meaning they have been symptom free for 10 days, including three days without a fever — raising the total number of individuals released from isolation to 1,834. As of Sunday, the county had conducted 52,422 COVID-19 tests, with 44,628 returning negative and 2,449 pending test results. On Sunday, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa ...
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