Hidalgo County sees 158 new COVID cases

Hidalgo County reported 20 additional COVID-19 related deaths and 158 positive tests on Tuesday.

Among the dead are a man from the Alamo, a man from Edinburgh, three women and two men from McAllen, two women and three men from the mission, one woman and four men from Wesselco, and one woman and two men from unknown places.

“Many people continue to die of the disease,” Judge Cortez said. “I am proud that the community is taking the threat of the virus more seriously as reflected by the lower numbers, but I ask everyone to proceed with caution. I also pray for my neighbors, friends and relatives who have died from this disease. ”

With 20 deaths, the death toll in Hidalgo County has risen to 1,681, and the total number of positive cases has risen to 31,835.

There are currently 170 people due to the virus in county hospitals, and 70 of those patients are being treated in intensive care units.

The county reported 121 people released from segregation on Tuesday, bringing the total to 27,998. There are currently 2,156 net active cases.

Hidalgo County has conducted 163,041 COVID-19 tests, and 130,877 of those tests yielded negative results.

Cameron County reported nine COVID-19 related deaths and 44 new cases of the virus on Tuesday.

The new deaths include three women and four men from Brownson and one woman and one man from Harlingen.

Nine deaths increase the death toll there to 935, and new cases increase the total number of COVID-19 cases to 222525.

The county also reported that an additional 76 people have been recovered, with the total number of people recovered being 20,067.

Star County reported that four more people tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

Currently there are 443 active cases, and 3,140 people have recovered from the virus.

There have been 164 COVID-19 related deaths in the county.

Willsey County announced an additional case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,180 there.

The new case is about a boy in his teens.

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