Hidalgo County COVID-19 death count climbs past 1,400, 111 new cases reported

Hidalgo County reported 28 more people died from COVID-19 related complications over the weekend while 111 new positive cases were logged into the county database

The latest case totals bring the count of people in the county who have died from this disease to 1,409 while the total number of people who have tested positive for the disease in Hidalgo County now stands at 29,446 with 2,060 of those cases marked as active, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Sunday news release.

In the release, Cortez reminded Hidalgo County residents that the county’s Shelter at Home mandate has been lifted and new safety orders go into effect one minute after midnight tonight with added safety measures for Winter Texan guests expected to arrive in the county.

“But these numbers should offer a warning that this deadly disease hasn’t gone away and we should all continue to exercise caution when leaving our homes,” Cortez stated.

249 people remain in area hospitals with 94 of them being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 complications.

Another 94 people were released from isolation Sunday meaning that a total of  25,977 COVID-19 patients have shown no symptoms for 10 days, including three without a fever.

 

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