22 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Hidalgo County

Another 22 deaths from complications of COVID-19 were reported Friday while 202 new positive cases were logged, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Friday news release.

“The death and infection numbers continue to rise,” Judge Cortez said. “We should all be concerned and we should all pray for the families and friends of those who have died.”

The latest case totals bring the count of people in the county who have died from this disease to 1,510. The total number of people who have knowingly contracted the disease in Hidalgo County now stands at 30,577 with 2,188 of those cases marked as active.

177 people remain in area hospitals with COVID-19 related complications with 69 of those being treated in intensive care units.

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