21 Hidalgo County people were released from isolation, meaning they have been symptom-free for ten days including three days in which they had no fever, the county announced Monday.
A total of 30 people have now officially been released from isolation.
“This is encouraging news,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said. “But we cannot let our guard down. We must continue to protect ourselves by staying home and avoiding crowds.”
Underscoring Cortez’s warning is the additional news that eight additional people in the county tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county total to 198. 32 of those people have been hospitalized after testing positive for the disease and six of those people are in the intensive care unit, the release stated.
A total of 1,455 tests have now been administered in Hidalgo County. Along with the 198 positive cases, there have been 1,190 negative cases with 75 test results still pending. Each person testing positive as well as all family members living in the same household have been ordered to self-isolate, the release said.