Monday saw the death of a 50-year-old man from Edinburg after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, the county announced.
This marks the seventh person in Hidalgo County to die with COVID-19 related complications.
The man had underlying medical conditions, the release stated.
“Monday’s death is indeed tragic and a reminder of the dangers of this disease and the need for our community to exercise caution,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said. “I send my condolences to this man’s family and friends.”
In addition to Monday’s death, another dozen people in Hidalgo County tested positive for this strain of coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases in the county to 353 people. At the same time, seven people were released from isolation meaning they had no symptoms of the disease for ten days and no fever for three days. With a total of 203 people now released from isolation, that leaves a total of 143 active cases in the count, the release stated.
13 people remain in area hospitals with three in intensive care units, according to the release. 4,958 COVID-19 tests have been administered and 4,528 test have come back negative and 77 results are pending Monday.
Starr County on Monday reported it’s 10 case of COVID-19. According to a social media post from the county, the patient is a male in his 20s from the city of Roma and offered no other details.
The new patient is is quarantined and is one of three active COVID-19 cases in the county as seven previously reported cases in the county have been cleared, the social media post said.