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Second person in Hidalgo County dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A 66-year-old McAllen man with underlying medical conditions became the second person in Hidalgo County to die after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Wednesday.

“We should all feel a sense of sadness that another member of our community has died,” Cortez said in a news release where he offered condolences to the unidentified victim’s family.

Eight more people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the county added, bringing the total number of people in Hidalgo County who have tested positive to 225, Judge Cortez said. This includes 32 people who are in area hospitals, six of them in intensive care units.

Another two people have been released from isolation meaning they have shown no symptoms for ten days, including no fever for the last three days, bringing the total number of people who have been released from isolation to 39.

All of the new positive cases and their families living in the same home have been ordered into isolation, the release stated.

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