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Total COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County inches toward 36,500

Two more Hidalgo County residents died from COVID-19 related causes as 216 more people tested positive, officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported Wednesday.

 This brings the total amount of known positive cases of the disease to 36,493 with 1,969 deaths related to the disease.

“Number of those who have died is thankfully lower, compared to previous days but there are still too many.” Hidalgo County Richard F. Cortez said in a statement released Thursday. “I extend my prayers and my condolences to the family and friends of these two people.”

156 Hidalgo county residents remain in area hospitals with COVID-19 related complications and 66 of them are being treated in intensive care units.

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