Hidalgo County judge tests positive for COVID-19
Hidalgo County announced Thursday that Judge Richard F. Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a news release from Hidalgo County, "The 77 year-old Cortez has worked from home for most of the pandemic and learned of his positive test after a family member tested positive."
Cortez said he is feeling fine, asymptomatic and self isolating.
'I have taken all precautions that I could to prevent infection, but I still have contracted this awful virus," Judge Cortez said.
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