318 additional coronavirus cases reported across the Valley, 4 deaths
A total of 318 more coronavirus cases were confirmed on Friday across the Rio Grande Valley, as well as four virus-related deaths.
In Hidalgo County, the coronavirus claimed two more lives on Friday and 179 additional people tested positive for the virus — bringing its overall total to 2,892 cases.
According to a news release from Hidalgo County, the patients were two men from McAllen who were in their 70s — both reportedly had underlying conditions.
Officials say there are currently 212 COVID-19 patients under hospitalization, including 19 in intensive care units.
Of the total number of people who tested positive in the Hidalgo County since the beginning of the pandemic, 943 have been released from isolation. According to the news release, there are currently 1,918 known active cases in Hidalgo County and 2,829 pending results.
In Starr County, health officials confirmed on Friday 22 additional COVID-19 cases. The new case bring the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 505.
According to Dr. Jose Vazquez in a news release, the Starr County health authority, there are currently 378 patients being hospitalized and 124 people have reportedly recovered from the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The county has reported three coronavirus-related deaths.
Willacy County announced on Friday four more people tested positive for the coronavirus. They were all ordered to isolation.
According to a news release from Willacy County, officials were notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that a male and female in their 30s, a male in his 40s and a male in his 20s tested positive for the virus.
There are now 129 people in Willacy County who tested positive for the virus.
On Friday, Health officials in Cameron County confirmed two additional coronavirus-related deaths and announced 113 more people tested positive to the virus.
According to a news release from the county, the patients who died were a 75-year-old male from Brownsville and a 63-year-old male resident of The Rio at Fox Hollow. This raises the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Cameron County to 54.
Officials now say 2,085 people have tested positive in Cameron County. 1,283 people have recovered.
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