32 more Hidalgo County residents test positive for COVID-19 over the weekend

The last two days saw the total amount of known cases of COVID-19 rise to 733 after 32 people tested positive for the disease.

The increase is being partly attributed to a rise in the number of people being tested, according to a news release from the county.

A total of 22,787 tests have now been completed in the county, including 352 who were tested during a three-day period by the state with the help of the Texas National Guard, leaving 1,448 test results pending.

“The large number of people in the hospital remind us how dangerous this virus is,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said. “As we have said before, this disease has not gone away and people must be careful in the public and around crowds.”

The amount of people hospitalized with complications from the disease has risen to 38 p with three of those are being treated in intensive care units, the release stated.

No one was released from isolation over the weekend, making it 300 activ COVID-19 cases in the county.

 

 

 

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