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Hidalgo County reports highest amount of new COVID-19 cases in months

Nine more COVID-19 deaths were reported in a Wednesday news releases that also announced 681 new cases of the highly contagious disease, the highest number reported by county health officials since last August, when the county reported 655 new cases of the disease on August 25.

With the new numbers, the total amount of known positive cases of the disease now stands at 38,687 with 2,218 of those cases marked as active. The total amount of COVID-19 fatalities meanwhile stands at 2,015, according tot he release.

174 county residents remain in area hospitals with COVID-19 related complications with 71 of them being treated in intensive care units.

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