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Hidalgo County COVID-19 death toll rises by 31, 451 new cases reported in Hidalgo, Starr counties

Hidalgo County reported its deadliest day of new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as 31 more people have died of complications related to the virus.

This brings the total number of fatalities in the county to 183, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez in a news release that also reported 396 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of known cases to 8,593.

The deaths included 23 men and eight women from the cities of Pharr, Mcallen, Sullivan City, Mission, Edinburg, Hidalgo, San Juan, Alamo, Donna, Mercedes and Weslaco. Their ages ranged from their 20s to 70s.

“I am deeply saddened today knowing that we continue to lose more and more of our neighbors to this terrible virus,” Judge Cortez said in a statement. “The continued rise in fatalities and total positive cases is a grim reminder that this disease does not discriminate, and that we must all do our part if we are to overcome it.”

There are currently 834 people who have been hospitalized with complications from the virus according tot he county. 210 of those cases are being treated in intensive care units and no one was released from isolation Tuesday, leaving the amount of patients released from isolation to 3,379 . Currently, there are 5,031 net active cases and 1,087 pending COVID-19 test results.

Starr County reported 55 new caes Tuesday, bringing the total amount of known positive cases in the county to 1,168.

Of those cases, 296 patients have recovered, 867 people are recovering under medical care and five fatalities have been confirmed in the county.

28 additional fatalities are pending confirmation from the state, according to the county.


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