10 virus deaths, 655 new cases in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County confirmed 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with 655 new cases of the virus.

The death toll there is now 2,044, and cases now total 41,469, according to a county release.

The deaths include three residents from Pharr residents, two from Edinburg, two from McAllen, one from Donna, one from Mission and another from Weslaco. The youngest among them is a Weslaco woman in her 30s.

County officials also confirmed 545 individuals recovered from COVID-19 on Tuesday, leaving 2,001 active cases in the county. So far, a total of 37,424 people have recovered from the disease.

There currently are 180 people in local hospitals because of the virus, of which 72 are in intensive care units, according to the release.

The county has administered 236,471 virus tests so far, of which 195,174 have come back negative.

Neighboring Cameron County confirmed three more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to a county release, bringing the death toll there to 1,115.

County officials also reported 71 new cases of the virus, raising the total to 25,772.

Additionally, 104 individuals were confirmed to have recovered from the virus, making the total recoveries there to 23,168.

Also on Tuesday, Willacy County confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in a county news release, bringing the total there to 1,317.

Seven of the cases, according to county officials, are younger than 29 years old.