Hidalgo County reports 1 coronavirus-related death, 471 positive cases
Hidalgo County on Friday reported one coronavirus-related death and 471 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.
A man in his 70s from Mission died as a result of the virus. He was vaccinated, according to the report.
The 471 people who tested positive are in the following age groups:
|Age Range||Number of cases|
COVID-19 hospitalizations increased from 162 on Thursday to 164 people on Friday. The hospitalizations include 146 adults and 18 pediatric patients.
Of those hospitalized patients, 46 of them are in intensive care units. They include 44 adult patients and two pediatric patients.
Schools across Hidalgo County reported 31 new staff infections and 144 student infections on Thursday.
A total of 1,499 staff members and 5,185 students have tested positive for the virus since the county started reporting school-related infections on Aug. 18.
Since the pandemic began, 125,288 people have tested positive for the virus in the county and 3,535 county residents have died due to the virus.
There are currently 1,793 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.
- THURSDAY'S COVID-19 REPORT: COVID-19 hospitalizations jump to 162 in Hidalgo County
- WEDNESDAY'S COVID-19 REPORT: COVID-19 hospitalizations jump to 149 in Hidalgo County
- TUESDAY'S COVID-19 REPORT: Hidalgo County reports three coronavirus-related deaths, 474 positive cases
Woman charged in fatal McAllen crash sentenced to 120 days in jail
EMS staffing shortage affecting emergency service response times in Starr County
Man charged in San Benito police chase accused of firing at officers
No injuries reported in Weslaco house fire
Sheriff's office: Subjects detained in Elsa game room raid