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Hidalgo County reports 5 coronavirus-related deaths, 646 positive cases

Hidalgo County reports 5 coronavirus-related deaths, 646 positive cases
2 years 4 months 4 days ago Tuesday, February 08 2022 Feb 8, 2022 February 08, 2022 12:00 PM February 08, 2022 in News - Local

Hidalgo County on Tuesday reported five coronavirus-related deaths and 646 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.

Of the five people who died, four were not vaccinated, according to the report. All the deaths were individuals over the age of 70 

The 646 new cases include 117 confirmed cases, and 529 probable cases.

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

Age Range Number of cases
0-11 157
12-19 128
20s 56
30s 89
40s 90
50s 67
60s 28
70+ 31
Total: 646

The county also reported 371 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday, which includes 341 adults and 30 children. 

Of those hospitalized patients, 108 of them are in intensive care units. They include 99 adults and nine children.  

Schools across Hidalgo County reported 866 new staff infections and 2,344 student infections on Thursday. 

A total of 34,046 staff members and 13,922 students have tested positive for the virus since the county started reporting school-related infections on Aug. 18, 2021.  

Since the pandemic began, 158,586 people have tested positive for the virus in the county and 3,664 county residents have died due to the virus.

There are currently 2,408 reported active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

MONDAY's REPORT: Hidalgo County reports 11 coronavirus-related deaths, 735 positive cases

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