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10 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Hidalgo County

An additional 10 people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for COVID-19 as the amount of tests administered in the county has reached 8,129 with 482 of those cases coming back positive, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Friday in a news release.

“We will see an influx of positive cases as more tests are administered through recently opened testing sites.  It’s important to continue protecting yourselves and each other during this pandemic,” said Cortez.  “Wear your face coverings and practice physical distancing when out in public.”

13 people remain hospitalized with complications from the virus and three of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.  The county also announced seven people were released from isolation Friday meaning that they have been symptom free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. There are currently 189 active cases in the county.

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