Weslaco man tests positive for COVID-19

A 47-year-old Weslaco male has become the 28th person in the county to test positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to a Sunday news release form Hidalgo County.

Early indications suggest this is a travel-related case, according to the release. No other details on the individual were available.

 Investigators with the health department have begun the process of determining who the man has had contact with in recent days. In turn, they will begin the process of alerting people who may have been affected.

“The bad news is that more people are showing infection as more people are getting tested,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a previous news release.

He  expressed concern that the streets of Hidalgo County continued to have foot and vehicular traffic on the first weekend day after he ordered all residents to shelter at home.

“We are in a war now,” Cortez said. “Each one of us is a soldier and we have the weapon to fight this. Stay home and follow good hygiene.”

386 COVID-19 cases have been administered with 248 tests coming back negative and 110 tests pending results, according to the county website.

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