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Hidalgo County reports 26 more COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend

The Hidalgo County COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,766 over the weekend after 26 more deaths were reported Monday.

In a news release, the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported 26 more deaths related to COVID-19 and 224 new positive cases of the virus over the last three days.

The county now has 32,630 total positive cases, 2,329 of which are active.

“The numbers continue to be unacceptable,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in a statement. “I believe if people continue to change their behavior by wearing masks, avoiding crowds and adhering to CDC protocols that we can dramatically slow the spread of this virus.”

The latest numbers, which reflect weekend activity, show a slight uptick in the number of hospitalizations to 183 people compared to 171 on Friday. Of these patients, 64 are being treated in intensive care units, which is up slightly from the 61 ICU patients on Friday.

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