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Hidalgo County reports five coronavirus-related deaths, 141 positive cases

1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago Friday, October 22 2021 Oct 22, 2021 October 22, 2021 1:28 PM October 22, 2021 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hidalgo County on Friday reported five coronavirus-related deaths and 141 new positive cases of COVID-19, according to a report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.

Of the five people who died, five were not vaccinated, according to the report. 

The deaths include three men and two women from Edinburg, McAllen, Pharr and Weslaco. The youngest person was in their 30s. 

The 141 people who tested positive are in the following age groups:

Age Range Number of cases
0-11 38
12-19 12
20s 15
30s 21
40s 19
50s 16
60s 10
70+ 10
Total: 141

A total of 94 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Hidalgo County, a decrease of three patient since Thursday. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 include 81 adults and 13 pediatric patients. 

Of the 94 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 39 are in intensive care units. They include 35 adults and four pediatric patients. 

Across Hidalgo County school districts, one staff member and 8 students tested positive for COVID-19. 

A total of 658 staff members and 3,198 students have tested positive for the virus since the county started reporting school-related infections on Aug. 18. 

Since the pandemic began, 117,194 people have tested positive for the virus and 3,429 people have died due to the virus in the county. 

There are currently 766 active cases in the county. 

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