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COVID-19 cases in Starr County rise to 33

Starr County reported six new cases Wednesday, bringing the total amount of known cases in the county to 33.

The new cases are evenly split between men and women from the cities of Rio Grande City, Roma and La Grulla and their ages range from 27 to 81.

“This increase was expected but not a reason to panic,” Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said in a statement, adding that citizens should continue to practice recommended protocol of wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing. “It is important that these individuals have been identified and will be treated with their healthcare provider as well as instructed to stay in quarantine.

The county is investigating the source of these cases, according to Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vasquez

The new tests comes after the county announced that the the Drive-Through Test Lab at South Texas College’s Starr County location will be providing services through Friday. COVID-19 testing will be moved to Fort Ringgold Park, which will be the new test site for the county starting Monday, June 1st.


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