Hidalgo County reports another 26 deaths 'due to COVID-19 complications,' 398 more people test positive

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 August 03, 2020 8:23 PM August 03, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hidalgo County on Monday announced that another 26 people had died "due to COVID-19 complications" and 398 people had tested positive for the virus.

Since the pandemic started, 17,751 people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for the virus, according to a news release from Hidalgo County.

Of them, 12,083 have recovered. Another 4,986 people remain sick — either in isolation or in local hospitals. And 682 people have died.

“My deepest condolences to the friends and families who have lost a loved one today,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said in the news release. “COVID-19 is still very present in Hidalgo County. If you or someone you care for are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19, take preventative steps to avoid getting sick. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid close contact with people who are sick, washing your hands often and wearing a facial covering.”

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