Hidalgo, Cameron counties confirm 29 more deaths due to COVID-19

478 additional cases added to infection tally

Hidalgo County announced 19 deaths due to complications related to COVID-19, raising the total there to 974, officials said in a news release Monday.

The county announced that an additional 285 people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing that total to 22,298.

“My condolences go out to the friends and family of the 19 members of our community that have lost their battle against COVID-19,” county Judge Richard F. Cortez said in the release. “Preventative actions can mitigate risk of spreading this terrible disease. Hand sanitation, social distancing, and avoiding exposure to the public can diminish the risk of spread. We must continue to strive to do everything in our power to protect everyone in our community.”

There are currently 473 people in Hidalgo County hospitals with complications from the coronavirus, of which 200 are in intensive care units.

Currently there are 4,840 net active cases, and 377 people were released from isolation on Monday because they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever.

There have been 124,226 COVID-19 tests administered in the county, and 101,658 have returned negative results.

Cameron County also confirmed 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths Monday, raising that total to 440.

The deaths include three women ages 56, 68 and 81, and two men ages 71 and 82 from Brownsville. An 81-year-old woman and two men ages 57 and 80 from Harlingen, as well as a 70-year-old woman from Los Fresnos and a 74-year-old man from Santa Rosa are also among the dead.

The county also confirmed 165 new cases of COVID-19, bringing that total to 18,170.

There have been an additional 315 individuals who have recovered from the coronavirus, raising the total number of recovered individuals to 11,323.

Starr County announced 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the total there to 2,786.

The county has seen 1,073 people recover from the coronavirus. There are currently 1,721 people receiving medical care due to COVID-19.

As of Monday, the county’s virus death toll remains at 22.