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Hidalgo County judge tests positive for COVID-19 again

6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, January 25 2022 Jan 25, 2022 January 25, 2022 4:46 PM January 25, 2022 in News - Local
Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. Photo Credit: Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez is isolating at home after he tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time.

Cortez previously tested positive for the disease in December 2020, according to a news release from the county office. He is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot.

Judge Cortez is conferring with doctors to determine the prescribed course of treatment.

“I was feeling a little under the weather and a routine COVID test came back positive,” Judge Cortez said in a statement. “This is a reminder that everyone should get tested if they experience even mild symptoms."

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