Starr County sees biggest jump in new COVID-19 cases; Hidalgo County COVID-19 testing surpasses 7,000

UPDATE: 8:38 p.m.:

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Starr County Monday, a county official confirmed.

This brings the total amount of cases in Starr County to 23, Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vasquez said.

Of the new cases, three children and two adults tested positive for COVID-19 with four of the cases ranging from 20 months old to 18 years of age, Vasquez said.

Two of the positive cases in the children were related to previous cases, Vasquez said while providing no other information on the cases.

Hidalgo County meanwhile reported Monday COVID-19 testing has surpassed the 7,000 mark as eight more people tested positive for COVID-19.

This brings the total amount of positive cases in Hidalgo County to 448.

One person was released from isolation Monday, meaning that they have been symptom free for 10 days and three days without a fever. With a total of 254 released from isolation that leaves an active caseload of 184 people. 16 people remain hospitalized with complications from the virus and three of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.

 

Original story:

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Starr County Monday, officials confirmed.

This brings the total amount of cases in Starr County to 23, Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vasquez confirmed.

Vasquez provided no other information on the new cases.

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