Hidalgo County reported one other loss of life Friday as an additional 109 folks tested particular for COVID-19.
A Pharr man in his 80s is the most modern particular person to die in Hidalgo County after checking out particular for COVID-19, primarily based on a data release issued Friday, raising the total assortment of fatalities in the county to 21.
“We bear misplaced one other one of our county residents to this lethal disease. My deepest condolences exit to their household and chums,” Resolve Richard F. Cortez acknowledged in the release. “There are many of us in Hidalgo County who’re extra susceptible and prone to turning into critically ailing. We must always wear our masks, steer particular of mass gatherings, wash our arms and proceed to observe social distancing. These steps bear proven to lifeless the unfold of COVID-19.”
The contemporary cases Friday bring the total assortment of cases in the county to 1,556. Of those, 861 are active.
The county furthermore reported there bear been 103 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county and 13 of those bear been in intensive care objects.
Cameron County health officials reported an additional 83 cases of the disease, bringing their total to 1,454. Of those, 575 cases are currently active.
The contemporary sufferers there vary in age from 20 to 98 years old-long-established.
In Starr County, 40 contemporary cases of COVID-19 bear been reported on Friday, raising their total assortment of confirmed cases to 267.
Of those, 213 cases are currently active whereas 53 bear recovered, primarily based on Dr. Jose Vazquez, the county’s health authority.