In Hidalgo County, 34 people died from coronavirus-related complications today, while 524 have tested positive.
In a press release from the county, they report the death toll to be over 300 people. Hidalgo County Health Officials reported 34 residents have died due to complications related to COVID-19 and 524 more people tested positive for the virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said. The total number of positive cases is 12,787.
“I offer the deepest sympathies as I grieve with the friends and families who said goodbye to their loved ones today,” said Cortez. “If we collectively stand against this virus by taking the proper precautions, we can help save our neighbors from this horrible disease. Please continue to Shelter-At-Home, wear facial coverings, and limit mass gatherings.”
There are 7,203 net active cases and 108 people were released from isolation on Monday, meaning that they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. There are currently 1,024 people hospitalized with complications from the virus; 228 of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.
Since the pandemic hit the county, 12,787 people have tested positive. So far, 76,297 residents have been tested.
Today, 108 people have been released from isolation (5,266 have been released from isolation in total since the pandemic began earlier this year).