Hidalgo Co. records 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Ten COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Tuesday along with 181 cases in Hidalgo County.

The death toll is now 1,934 with a total of 35,281 cases, according to a county news release issued Wednesday morning. 

“I am saddened by the growing number of dead from the vicious disease,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in the release. “I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have died.”

The county also confirmed that there are currently 175 people in county hospitals with the virus, of which 69 are in intensive care units. There are a total of 2,121 active cases in the county 

It was also reported that 75 people were released from isolation due to the virus, adding up to a total of 31,226 people in the county who have recovered from COVID-19. 

So far, 190,993 COVID-19 tests have been administered, of which 155,426 have reaped negative results.

Neighboring Cameron County confirmed two deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the death toll there to 1,081, according to a county news release. 

Both of those who died were Brownsville men, one in his 60s and the other in his 70s, according to the release. 

The county also confirmed 65 new cases of the virus, bringing the total there to 24,150. 

Of the new cases, 25 are of Brownsville residents and 25 are 19 years old or younger.