7 more Hidalgo County residents test positive for virus, 3 more recover

3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 17 2020 Apr 17, 2020 April 17, 2020 7:18 PM April 17, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County announced new coronavirus cases on Friday and also mentioned more people have been cleared and released from isolation.

According to a release, seven more people tested positive for the virus. The number of confirmed cases is now 242.

The new cases involved three Edinburg residents and individuals from Palmview, McAllen, Hidalgo and Alamo.

Also, three additional patients were cleared from isolation. Bringing the total to 45 who have recovered, leaving the county with 197 active cases.

Officials also said 28 people are in the hospital receiving treatment, including six in intensive care units.

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