Hidalgo County COVID-19 hospitalization crosses 400 mark threshold

11 new Hidalgo County residents afflicted with COVID-19 have been admitted into area hospitals, raising the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in the county to 406.

The new numbers arrived Tuesday, the day of President Donald J. Trump’s scheduled visit to the Valley and less than a week after the four-county areas of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy were re-designated as an area of high hospitalization.

County health officials reported that of those 406 COVID-afflicted patients, 127 of them are being treated in intensive care units.

The county also reported 488 new cases of the disease and seven new deaths. A total of 55,626 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county since last March and 2,260 residents have died from the contagious disease in the same period.

The new deaths include five males and two women from the cities of Alamo, Donna, McAllen, Mission and Weslaco whose ages range from their 60s to over the age of 70.

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