11 people died from COVID-19 related complications Tuesday, the largest amount of new deaths in the county since the pandemic started, officials reported.
440 more cases of the virus were also reported by the county Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 3,982.
The 11 deaths came from citizens from Edinburg, Donna, San Juan, McAllen, Hidalgo, Mission and Weslaco. Their ages ranged from their 20s to 70+, the county reported.
“My heart is extremely heavy tonight as we mourn the loss of 11 of our residents,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said. “They were someone’s child, someone’s parents and someone’s grandparents. Eleven families will never be the same again because of this deadly disease. I send my deepest condolences to each and every one of them.”
All 11 people had underlying medical conditions:
There are currently 2,786 net active cases of COVID-19 with 3,577 test results pending. The amount of people hospitalized with COVID-19 related complication s in the county has risen to 274 with 19 of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.
55 people were released from isolation on Tuesday meaning that they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever.