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3 more COVID-19 deaths recorded in Hidalgo County

On the eve of Election Day, Hidalgo County officials reported three more COVID-19 related deaths in the county and 160 new cases of the disease Friday,  Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced Monday.

This brings the total amount of deaths related to the contagious disease to 1,955 and the total amount of known cases to 35,945. 2,508 of those cases are active, the county said in a news release.

In a statement, Judge Cortez offered condolences to families and friends who have lost loved ones to the disease.

“Tomorrow is Election Day and we urge caution as people head out to cast their ballots, but we also offer assurance that our elections division is doing all it can to keep voters and election workers safe,” Judge Cortez said in a statement.

Those not wanting to step in a polling place to vote can use curbside voting available at every polling location tomorrow.

184 people remain in area hospitals with 62 of them placed in intensive care units to be treated for COVID-19 related complications.

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