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16 people, including two infants, test positive for COVID-19

Two infants who aren’t even a year old are among the 16 Hidalgo County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced Wednesday in a news release.


“This shows you that this horrible disease does not discriminate,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said upon learning that an eight-month-old girl from Edinburg and a 10-month-old girl from Donna have contracted the highly contagious disease. “We must take this virus seriously, stay home, and take every precaution necessary, particularly with our younger population and the elderly.”

The new positive cases bring to 62 the total number of people in Hidalgo County who have tested positive for COVID-19.  A total of four of these people have been hospitalized; the rest of the patients have been ordered to isolate themselves at home according to the release.

Investigators with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services department have begun interviewing each of the positive cases to determine whether they have recently traveled and with whom they have had contact recently to see if this was a travel related case.

Those testing positive on Wednesday include:

8 months Female Edinburg
21 Female McAllen
46 Female Donna
10 months Female Donna
30 Male McAllen
35 Female Mission
49 Male Undisclosed
38 Female Mercedes
40 Male Pharr
70 Male Hidalgo
34 Female Pharr
52 Female Undisclosed
82 Female Mission
69 Male Mercedes
19 Male Mercedes
25 Female Pharr


According to information on the Hidalgo County website, 553 people have been tested for COVID-19 with 356 tests turning up negative and 134 pending results.

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