A 60-year-old McAllen woman with a history of medical complications died Monday after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release.
Her death makes her the 11th individual who has died in Hidalgo County after testing positive for this strain of coronavirus.
“Today’s tragic development illustrates the importance of the continued steps that we should be taking in protecting each other from the virus,” said Cortez. “We can all play a role in saving lives through physical distancing, wearing face coverings and practicing healthy behaviors. I extend my sincere condolences to this woman’s family.”
9 other COVID-19 cases were reported in the county, bringing the total to 584.
26 people have been hospitalized with complications from the virus with three of them in intensive care units.
An additional 9 people were released from isolation on Monday meaning that they have been symptom free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. There are currently 218 active COVID-19 cases and 3,404 test results are pending.