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Hidalgo County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases

The weekend saw 83 new COVID-19in Hidalgo County, officially pushing the number of know cases past the 1,000 mark.

The total now stands at 1,050, according to a Sunday news release from the county.

“This is not a moment that I like seeing,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a statement. “But it is yet another reminder of how active this virus is. Community spread is alive and well in Hidalgo County and we need to understand the dangers of that.”

A total of 25,563 tests have now been administered in the county with 23,563 of those tests coming back negative, according to the county.

Despite the amount of negative test results, the amount of people hospitalized with COVID-19 complications rose to 67 with 9 of them placed in intensive care units.

As no one was released from isolation over the weekend, the total active cases stands at 524.

Over the weekend, Starr County reported an additional 31 cases, bringing the total to 127.

92 of the cases are active with 34 cases having recovered and one previously reported death related to the virus in Starr County.

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