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Hidalgo County COVID-19 death toll nears 1,500

329 people tested positive for COVID-19 on the same day an additional 18 Hidalgo County residents died from complications of the disease that has killed 1,488 people.

The total number of people who have knowingly contracted the disease in Hidalgo County now stands at 30,375 with 2,142 of those cases marked as active.

“My prayers and condolences go out to the families and friends of the 18 individuals,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a news release. “To those currently battling this disease and who are at home, I urge you to remain quarantined so that you may not infect a loved one or anyone in our community.”

209 people remain in area hospitals to be treated with COVID-19 related complications and 80 of them are in intensive care units.

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