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Hidalgo County COVID-19 cases rises to 516, testing surpases 10K

A dozen more people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of known cases of the virus to 516, County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Tuesday.

“There are currently more than 1,800 tests pending,” said Cortez. “As we conduct more testing, we can expect the number of infected people to rise.”

The new cases include residnets from the cities of Alamo, Weslaco, Donna, Mission, McAllen and Hidalgo.

30 people were released from isolation meaning that they have been symptom free for 10 days, including three days without a fever, bringing the total number of released patients to 312.

A total of 10,371 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the county with 8,018 tests coming back negative and 1,837 pending results, according to the county.

16 people are now hospitalized with complications from the virus with three of them being treated in intensive care units.making it 194 active cases.

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