Hidalgo, Starr County COVID-19 cases increase by 28

The amount of COVID-19 testing in Hidalgo County surpassed the 16,000 mark as 24 people tested positive for the virus Wednesday.

Starr County reported an additional four cases, bringing the county total to 42. As of Wednesday, 22 cases in Starr County have recorded with 20 individuals hospitalized.

The total number of known cases of the virus in Hidalgo County now stands at 634, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Wednesday.

31 people in Hidalgo County have been hospitalized with complications from the disease with three of those in intensive care units.

“We expected a spike in numbers as testing for this virus became more available,” said Cortez. “People should not panic because of the spike, but they should not let their guards down either.”

A total of 386 people were released from isolation meaning there are 237 active cases. With the help of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical School and the state, a total of 16,721 tests have now been administered in the county with 2,626 test results pending.

 

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