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10 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Hidalgo County

There are now a total of 38 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county after 10 more people tested positive for the disease, the county announced Monday

There are now a total of 71 cases of people testing positive for coronavirus across the Rio Grande Valley.

The positive cases come at a critical time during the shelter at home order, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a press release where he urged county residents to fight the contagious disease by staying home.

“I’m so proud of all of you who have adhered to this order,”  Cortez said. “I know a lot of hardship on businesses and individuals have resulted from this order.”

Investigators are at the early stages of determining whether the cases are travel related as well as determining where the infected patients have been recently in the community, the release stated, adding that all have been ordered to self isolate.

The ages of the 10 new people testing positive for COVID-19 range from a 14-year-old Mission teen and a 77-year-old McAllen woman.

In the release, Cortez reiterated what he said every medical expert has said: “The best way to stop the spread of this disease is to stay home.”

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