Hidalgo County COVID-19 death toll climbs to 1,091, 501 new cases reported

20 Hidalgo County residents succumbed from COVID-19 related complications over the last two days as 501 learned that they have tested positive for the disease, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Sunday.

With the new numbers, the COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,091 with the county seeing a total of 24,494 positive cases of the disease. 2,487 of those cases are marked as active.

“These grim numbers continue to mount suggesting the virus remains dangerously active in our region and that our residents can do more to protect themselves,” Judge Cortez said. “My deepest condolences go out to the friends and families of the 20 who have died. My prayers are with them and with the community that continues to endure the effects of this dreaded disease. With the help of our cities, we should commit to exercising even greater caution to avoid the virus, which starts by staying home unless absolutely necessary.”

381 people remain hospitalized with COVID-19-related complications with 155 of those patients hospitalized in intensive care units. 2,487 people were released from isolation on Sunday making it 20,991 who have been released from isolation.

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