302 additional coronavirus cases announced in 3 Valley counties, 3 deaths
A total of 302 more coronavirus cases were confirmed on Monday in three Rio Grande Valley counties, as well as three virus-related deaths.
Hidalgo County reported 193 more people tested positive for COVID-19 and one more death — bringing its total number of known cases to 1,882 and total deaths to 23, according to a news release from the county.
The coronavirus patient who died in Hidalgo County was identified as a Pharr man in his 70s with underlying medical conditions, according to the county news release.
The number of patients hospitalized in Hidalgo County rose to 146, including 15 in intensive care units.
Of the total number of confirmed cases, 739 have been released from isolation since the start of the pandemic, according to the news release from Hidalgo County. The number of known active cases is 1,120 and 2,489 tests are pending.
A third COVID-19 related death was confirmed on Monday by Dr. José Vazquez, the Starr County Health Authority.
The man was in his 90s and died at the Starr County Memorial Hospital
Eight new cases were also reported in the county.
The numbers in Starr County have spiked in recent days. Over the weekend, they reported their highest single-day increase with a total of 106 cases.
Cameron County reported on Monday an additional COVID-19 related death of a 88-year-old man who was a resident of Spanish Meadows Nursing Home, raising its death total to 49.
The county also announced in a news release 101 more people tested positive for the virus, raising the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,647.
Of the total number of confirmed virus cases in Cameron County, 1,002 people have recovered.
Willacy County did not release a report on its numbers for Monday.
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