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Hidalgo County sees lowest amount of new COVID-19 cases in weeks

A man from Pharr in his 40s was the only person in Hidalgo County  Saturday to test positive for the COVID-19 virus, the county announced Saturday in a news release.

This marks the fewest number of new cases since a single person tested positive on March 29 five weeks ago, the county announced.

“While this indeed is encouraging news, we cannot let our guards down,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez stated in the news release. “The disease is still out there and still spreading. The safest place for everyone is at home and away from crowds.”

A total of 340 people in Hidalgo County have so far tested positive for the disease. Of those, 196 have been released meaning there are 190 active cases.

12 people remain in area hospitals and three are in intensive care units, the release stated. According to the release, the county has administered 4,347 COVID-19 tests and 3,887 results have come back negative and 120 results are still pending as of Saturday.

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