No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Hidalgo County; testing surpasses 5,000

For the first time since COVID-19 was confirmed to be in Hidalgo County last March, no new cases have been reported by the county.

The number of positive cases remains at 353 in the county with 138 of those being active, officials announced in a Tuesday news release.

“This is great news, but we shouldn’t let our guard down,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said. “We need to keep this up by continuing to practice the safety measures that we have been practicing, including staying at home, good hygiene and avoiding crowds.”

Hidalgo County also surpassed the 5,000-mark in the number of tests administered for the virus as public and private laboratories have conducted a total of 5,222 tests — 225 from public labs and 4,997 from private labs, the release stated.

12 people were released from isolation Tuesday meaning they’ve shown no symptoms for 10 days, bringing the total of released from isolation cases to 215.

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