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Mission infant among 9 new COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County; 23 released from isolation

A Mission male infant is among the 9 new cases of COVID-19 the county announced in a Thursday news release, bringing the total to 290 positive cases in the county.

The other new cases include people from Edinburg, Elsa, Mercedes, Pharr and Donna whose ages range from 10-20 to 80s.

The county also reported 23 more people who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Hidalgo County have been released from isolation, bringing the total to 123. Out of the 290 people in the county who have tested positive, only 167 active cases remain, the county said in the news release.   Being released from isolation means the patient has been symptom-free for ten days, including the last three days having no fever.

Of the active cases, 24 are in area hospitals; six of them are in intensive care units.

A total of 3,249 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 2,829 results coming back negative and 130 results pending.

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