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Hidalgo County confirms 8 new cases of COVID-19

Eight more Hidalgo County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been ordered to self-isolate at home, according to a Tuesday press release from the county.

This brings the total  COVID-19 cases in the county to 46, with three of those patients requiring hospitalization, the release stated.

The ages of the people testing positive for the disease range from an 11-year-old Pharr girl to a 58-year-old Pharr woman.

“Our message remains the same since the first person tested positive: your best protection against the virus is to stay home,”  Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in the release.

No other information on the new cases was avaialble.

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