COVID-19 claims the life of 26 Hidalgo County residents

The total amount known COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County rose by nearly 400 on the same day 26 county residents died from complication released to the disease.

398 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of known positive cases to 17,751.

The county death total now stands at 682, according to a Monday news release from the county.

“My deepest condolences to the friends and families who have lost a loved one today,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a statement. “COVID-19 is still very present in Hidalgo County. If you or someone you care for are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19, take preventative steps to avoid getting sick. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid close contact with people who are sick, washing your hands often and wearing a facial covering.”

There are currently 763 people hospitalized with complications from the virus with 227 of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.

An additional 35 people were released from isolation on Monday, totalling  12,083 people who have been released from isolation.

There are 4,986 net active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

On late Sunday night, Starr County reported 47 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county total to 2,117.

The county currently has 745 recoveries, 1,350 patients recovering under medical care and 22 confirmed recoveries as the county awaits confirmation from the state on 46 other fatalaties.

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