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Hidalgo County COVID-19 death rate nears 1,300, 141 new cases reported

23 more COVID-19 related deaths as well as 141 more positive cases of the virus were reported on Labor Day Monday  Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Monday news release.

“We mourn the tragic loss of nearly two dozen more of our friends, families and neighbors,” Judge Cortez stated. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the fall represents an active time of year for our community — when we return to school and work in force. But this fall is different and I urge residents to be mindful about avoiding crowds and staying home unless it’s absolutely necessary to leave.”

The latest case totals bring the count of people in the county who have died from this disease to 1,295. The total number of people who have knowingly contracted the disease in Hidalgo County now stands at 28,732 with 2,210 of those cases marked as active..

256 people remain in area hospitals to be treated for COVID-19 related complications with 101 of them being treated in intensive care units.


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