Hidalgo County reports 210 new COVID-19 cases

Hours after implementing a new curfew and limit on mass gatherings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Hidalgo County officials announced 210 new cases of the disease.

This brings the overall number of known positive cases to 2,713 with 1,796 of those cases marked as active.

“As we implement new orders that include a curfew our hope is to begin seeing a leveling in the number of these cases,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said n a news release. “But restrictions alone are not the solution. Everyone must play a part by staying at home and avoiding crowds.”

A total of 195 people are now in area hospitals with complications from the virus with 18 of those cases being treated in intensive care units, the release stated.

80 people were released from isolation on Thursday meaning that they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. 888 people have been released from isolation.

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