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15 more COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend in Hidalgo County; 1 case reported in Starr County

15 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend in Hidalgo County, according to officials.

This brings the total number of known cases of the virus in Hidalgo County to 440, County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Sunday. The 15 new cases nearly equal the 16 people who remain hospitalized with complications from the disease with three of those in intensive care units.

“As more testing sites open in Hidalgo County this week, we can expect to see an increase in positive cases,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated in a Sunday news release. “We have anticipated this and continue to urge the public to practice physical distancing, good hygiene and to stay home as much as possible.”

No new patients were released from isolation over the weekend, bringing the current active cases to 177 with 6,884 tests being administered in the county and 6,232 tests coming back negative and 212 pending results.

Starr County reported one new case over the weekend, their 17th.

According to a Saturday social media post from the county, the new case is an 11-year-old boy from Escobares, Texas.

Of the 17 total cases in Starr County, 10 have recovered, according to the post.

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