COVID-19 deaths in Hidalgo County reach 576, 287new cases reported

A day after its largest single-day report of COVID-19 fatalities, Hidalgo County reported 45 new COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday.

While the deaths remained steady, the county also saw a decrease in the amount of new COCID-19 cases with 287, bringing the total amount of known cases to 16,375.

According to a news release from the county, the COVID-19 death toll now stands at 576.

“My deepest sympathies to the 45 families who have lost their loved one to COVID,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated. “I remind you to do your part to keep your family, friends, and community safe. Social distancing is one of the best tools to avoid being exposed and slow the spread of COVID-19.”

In addition to the new cases, 586 people were released from isolation Wednesday after they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. A total of 8,693 people have been released from isolation, overtaking the amount of active cases in the county with 7,106 net active cases.

881 people remain in area hospitals with COVID-19 complications with 256 of those cases being treated in intensive care units.

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