A dozen more COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

A dozen more Hidalgo County residents have died from complications related to COVID-19 on the same day an additional 347 more people tested positive for the virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Sunday.

“Unfortunately, the death toll continues to mount but I remain hopeful that August will be a better month for Hidalgo County than July,” Judge Cortez said in a news release. “We must remain committed to staying safe by staying home.”

The total number of known positive cases in the cases now stands at 17,353. Of these, 4,649 are considered active as a total of 12,048 have been released from isolation, with 1,727 of those cases released Sunday.

New hospital numbers were unavailable on Sunday but it was reported on Friday there were 813 people hospitalized because of the disease with a total of 234 people in intensive care.

Starr County reported a total of 129 new COVID-19 cases over the last two days.

The total amount of known COVID-19 cases in Starr County stands at 2,070 with 745 of those cases marked as recovered, 1,306 of those patients recovering under medical care and 22 confirmed fatalities in the county.

Starr County is awaiting confirmation from the state an on additional 46 fatalities.

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