Another 25 people in Hidalgo County died from COVID-19 related complications while 164 new positive cases were logged, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a Wednesday news release.
“The death toll continues and so does the tragedy of this disease,” Judge Cortez said. “Unfortunately, we are seeing younger people dying from this virus. This is a real threat that we can survive as long as we take the proper precautions. Evidence shows that it can kill any person of any age. I extend my condolences to the family and friends of those who have perished.”
The additional known positive cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County to 31,162 with 2,180 of those cases marked as active. The additional deaths bring the total number of COVID-related deaths locally to 1,588. There are 179 people being treated in local hospitals with 62 of those patients in intensive care units.