A 59-year-old unidentified Mission woman with underlying medical conditions died Wednesday after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release.
She is the fourth person in the county to die after testing positive for this strain of coronavirus.
“It pains me that another person in our community has died from complications related to this disease,” Judge Cortez stated in the news release. “I extend my best wishes and deepest sympathies to her family.”
Six other people in Hidalgo County tested positive on Wednesday bringing the total number of positive cases to 281 people.
According to the county, 22 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 remain in area hospitals with five of them placed in intensive care units.
14 people were also released from isolation wednesday, bringing the total to 96 released patients.