The amount of new reported COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County nearly doubled from Tuesday’s numbers, the county announced Wednesday.
In a news release, the county reported five new deaths from the disease and 604 new cases of the contagious disease, up from the 329 new cases reported the day before. More than half of those cases, 334, are confirmed to be COVID-19. 215 of the new cases are listed as probably and the remaining are suspected to be COVID-19.
With the new numbers, a total of 50,965 people have tested positive for the disease. 1,974 of those cases remain active, the lowest amount of active cases in recent weeks.
2,192 people have lost their lives from complications after contracting the virus, the release stated. The five new deaths included four females in the cities of McAllen, Pharr, San Juan whose ages ranged from their 40s to over the age of 70.
One male in his 60s from an undisclosed location was also among the five victims.
The amount of COVID-19 infected patients in Hidalgo County hospitals also went up Wednesday to 327 compared to 314 on Tuesday. According to the release, 115 of those patients are being treated in intensive care units, up from 91 on tuesday.