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Hidalgo County reports 10 new coronavirus-related deaths; 9 of them were unvaccinated

1 month 1 day 3 hours ago Tuesday, September 21 2021 Sep 21, 2021 September 21, 2021 12:31 PM September 21, 2021 in News - Local

Hidalgo County on Tuesday reported 10 coronavirus-related deaths and 389 new positive infections. 

Of the 10 deceased individuals, nine were not vaccinated, according to the report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department. 

Eight men and two women from Donna, Edinburg and Mission died as a result of the virus. The youngest were two men in their 20s from Edinburg. 

Of the 389 new infections reported Monday, 141 cases are among children aged 0-11. 

The 389 people who tested positive in Hidalgo County are in the following age groups:

Age Range Number of cases
0-11 141
12-19 116
20s 31
30s 31
40s 26
50s 20
60s 14
70+ 11
Total: 389

There are currently 251 COVID-19 patients in Hidalgo County hospitals; 226 are adult patients and 25 are pediatric patients. 

Of those hospitalized, 102 are in intensive care units; 97 are adult patients and five are pediatric patients. 

Across Hidalgo County school districts, two staff members and 19 students reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The county doesn't release which campuses the positive infections occurred. 

Since the county started reporting school-related infections on Aug. 18, 531 staff members and 1,672 students have tested positive. 

The county also reported 695 total people have been treated at the COVID-19 antibody infusion center. Since the pandemic began, 3,263 people have died as a result of the virus and 113,156 people have tested positive in the county. 

Of those total positive cases, 2,177 remain active.

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