On the same day the county held a community event to vaccinate frontline workers and the elderly against COVID-19, Hidalgo county reported 10 more deaths related to the disease and 547 new reported cases of the contagious disease.
On Tuesday, county health officials reported the COVID-19 death toll now stands at 2,218. The new deaths are made up of seven males and three women from the cities of Alton, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission and Pharr. Their ages range from their 30s to over the age of 70.
The 547 new cases of the disease, 373 of which are confirmed to be COVID-19, add up to a total of 52,657 reported cases of the disease in Hidalgo County. 1,801 of those cases remain active.
367 people remain in area hospitals to be treated for COVID-19 related complications with 121 of them placed in intensive care units.