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289 more virus infections in RGV; 27 added to death toll

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289 more virus infections in RGV; 27 added to death toll

Hidalgo County announced Tuesday that 19 people died from COVID-19 and that an additional 202 people tested positive for the virus.

The new deaths include a man from Alton, a woman and two men from Edinburg, two women from McAllen, two women and a man from Mercedes, a woman and two men from Mission, a man and a woman from Pharr, two women and a man from Weslaco, and a woman from an undisclosed location.

“Each day we continue to lose more of our fellow county residents to this deadly virus. I send my deepest condolences to the families of these victims,” county judge Richard F. Cortez said in a news release. “I remind you to practice social distancing and the use of facial coverings. COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected.”

The death toll in Hidalgo County is now 1,450, and the total number of confirmed cases is 29,721.

As of Tuesday, there are 229 people in hospitals, with 84 of them being in intensive care units. Additionally, there were 158 people released from isolation on Tuesday, raising that total to 26,223.

The number of net active cases in the county is 2,048.

There have been a total of 151,599 tests administered in the county, and 121,535 of those tests were negative.Cameron County announced 70 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional virus-related deaths on Tuesday.The new deaths include a woman from Brownsville, four women and two men from Harlingen, and a woman from San Benito.These deaths raise the total in the county to 842.As of Tuesday, there are a total of […]

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