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7 new COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County

A total of 86 people in Hidalgo County have now tested positive for COVID-19 following the addition of seven more people on Friday, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Friday news release.

Five of the seven who tested positive were tested by a new drive-through facility run by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at an undisclosed location. None of the five have any affiliation with the university either as students, faculty or staff, the release stated.

All of those who learned of their positive test on Friday have been ordered to self-isolate in their homes and the mayors of the cities in which these people live have been notified.

The seven include:

50 Female Pharr
47 Female Edinburg
51 Female Pharr
27 Male Mercedes
32 Female Pharr
31 Female Edinburg
51 Female Pharr


655 COVID-19 tests have been administered throughout the county with 467 tests coming back negative and 102 results pending.

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