COVID-19 claims 22 more lives in Hidalgo Co.

277 new cases in Valley

Hidalgo County reported 22 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total there to 1,431.

“I urge all residents to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19,” county judge Richard F. Cortez said in a news release. “This includes practicing social distancing at all times, wearing cloth face coverings in public places, practicing good hand hygiene, and isolating immediately if you show symptoms of COVID-19.”

The news comes on the same day that the county saw 73 new positive cases of COVID-19, raising that total to 29,519.

There are currently 246 people in hospitals with COVID-19 related complications, of which 90 people are in intensive care units.

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Additionally, there were 88 people released from isolation on Monday, raising that total to 26,065. There are currently 2,023 net active cases in the county.

As of Monday, the county has administered a total of 150,479 COVID-19 tests, and 120,707 returned negative results.

Also on Monday, Cameron County announced 169 additional cases of COVID-19 and 13 more virus-related deaths.

Three men from Brownsville, two women and a man from Harlingen, three women from La Feria and one woman and three men from San Benito are among the dead.

The death toll is now at 834 in the county while the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 22,152.

The county also reported that an additional 223 people recovered from the coronavirus, raising that total to 18,662.

Starr County reported a total of 35 additional positive cases of COVID-19 for the days of Sep. 11 through Sep. 13.

The new cases raise the total number of active cases in the county to 491.

Starr County has a total of 2,948 people who have recovered from COVID-19, and 146 have died due to COVID-19.

Willacy County announced that there are no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases there remains at 1,148.