Hidalgo County reports 3 new COVID-19 fatalities, 270 new cases

Hidalgo County passed the 4,000 mark in positive cases the same day three residents died due to complications related to COVID-19.

The county reported the deaths in a Wednesday news release. The victims a McAllen man in his 40s, a San Juan male in his 50s and a male in his 70s from Mission,  all had underlying medical conditions.

“This virus does not discriminate. Anyone at any age can be susceptible to this disease,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated in a news release. “We have to continue to do what our medical experts tell us: wear facial coverings, avoid mass gatherings, and stay home. Following these guidelines will help us slow the spread.”

Wednesday also saw 270 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of positive cases to 4,252.

There are 301 people hospitalized with complications from the virus with 27 of those cases being treated in intensive care units. There are currently 3,026 net active cases and 3,427 test results are pending. 27 people were released from isolation on Wednesday meaning that they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever.

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