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Hidalgo Co. judge addresses first positive COVID-19 case

2 months 1 week 6 days ago Sunday, March 22 2020 Mar 22, 2020 March 22, 2020 9:17 AM March 22, 2020 in News - Local

At an emergency meeting on Sunday, Hidalgo County commissioners addressed the first positive COVID-19 case in the county.

Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez announced the first positive COVID-19 case is a 20-year-old female who traveled to Las Vegas.

After returning to McAllen, the 20-year-old felt ill and was tested positive for COVID-19 by a private lab, Cortez said.

She remains under home isolation and “didn’t require hospitalization.”

It was unclear when the woman traveled to and from Las Vegas.

Attorneys are preparing a list for additional measures that will be announced Sunday including new court house, jail and county office operations, as well as price gouging, Cortez added.

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