Hidalgo County coronavirus cases rise by 143, set single day high

1 year 7 months 19 hours ago Tuesday, June 16 2020 Jun 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 3:33 PM June 16, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced on Tuesday during a Facebook Live discussion 143 new coronavirus cases, the highest reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic, and two more virus-related deaths.

Cortez stated that the community is “in a war,” referring to residents as “soldiers”. He stressed the community to remind each other “politely” to take precautions by wearing a face covering and keeping their distance.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now 1,255 and 17 deaths in Hidalgo County.

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