Hidalgo County reports 9 more COVID-9 deaths

Nine residents died from to complications related to COVID-19 and 130 people tested positive for the virus, Hidalgo County announced in a Monday news release.

The total number of positive cases now stands at 27,538 with the total number of COVID-19 deaths now standing at 1,171.

“I send my deepest condolences to the families of our latest nine victims. My sympathies are shared with each and every one of you,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated in the news release. “The pandemic is not over. It has caused irreparable damage to our community, I continue to urge you to take the necessary precautions for your safety, and the safety of others.”

The deaths included seven men and two women from the cities of Alton, Alamo, McAllen, Mission, Mercedes and Pharr. Their ages ranged from theirs 40s to over 70.

There are currently 322 people hospitalized with complications from the virus with 128 of those cases being treated in intensive care units.

The county reports 2,651 net active cases of COVID-19 with 128 people  released from isolation on Monday, meaning that a total of 23,716 COVID-19 patients have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever.

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