Hidalgo County COVID-19 cases reach 50K milestone

Hidalgo County reached a grim milestone as the county announced Monday a total of 50,032 COVID-19 cases.

The announcement came in a news release that revealed 304 new positive cases of the disease and five deaths related to COVID-19.

Of those total cases, 2,633 remain active according to the release.

The deaths bring the total amount of COVID-19 related deaths to 2,181.

282 residents remain in area hospitals with 109 of them being treated in intensive care units.

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