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Mission man dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A Mission man in his 50s with underlying medical conditions became Hidalgo County’s eighth fatality after testing positive for COVID-19, the county announced Saturday.

This brings the total number of known positive cases to 387 as 10 other people tested positive for the virus.

“Another tragedy has visited us in Hidalgo County in the form of this deadly disease,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said of the death. “My condolences go out to this man’s family and friends. I hope it serves as a reminder to us to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves, including avoiding crowds.”

For the second day in a row, none of the people testing positive for cOVID-19 were cleared for release, bringing the total amount of active COVID-19 cases in the county to 169. 15 people remain in area hospitals with four of them in intensive care units.


  1. Esteban Lopez on May 9, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    This msg is for the Honorable Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez:
    Please dont be sending out public condolences to family and friends of those people who have died of Covid-19.
    Because if You really cared, Instead, You should be have extended the stay at home order for Hidalgo County.
    You said it yourself:
    “this deadly disease”.
    I hope this covid 19 human deaths, here in Hidalgo Co, SERVE YOU as a huge reminder that You should have kept the county shut down.
    I rallied for you, but I am sorry I have to say these things.
    You are the top man.
    You should be a leader and not a follower of the Texas Governor Greg Abott, who only cares about his political career and about his rich counterparts who also only care about their millions and not us, the hard working families who keep this great RIO GRANDE VALLEY ALIVE.

    • SJ Garza on May 9, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      The governor of Texas is the one who is responsible for all the new cases and deaths. The governor lifted the stay at home order, and he said that no city or county could overrule him. Look it up. Our Republican governor would rather cater to the President than take care of his people.

      • Elizabeth on May 15, 2020 at 12:16 pm

        whatever donot blame the governor the economy has to open not all the time we have to be under the shadows of this virus hidden life has to keep going and we have to protect urself as we can .. you choose to go out or stay in

  2. Angie Cavazos on May 11, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I agree it’s too early to open. We have to protect each other make it mandatory to wear a mask .This illness does not stop. It’s in the air in us on our clothes , shoes . Please protect the communities make it mandatory to wear masks and use hand sanitizers. Let’s all be smart and outsmart this virus.

  3. Rosemary Rivera on May 13, 2020 at 7:49 am

    We need to be wearing masks and if you are going to be touching certain items , gloves. However we will need to provide these items since lots of people can’t get them for what ever reason. Could be lack of money. Be blessed.

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