Starr County COVID-19 cases up by 700% since Halloween

4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago Tuesday, December 22 2020 Dec 22, 2020 December 22, 2020 8:43 PM December 22, 2020 in News - Local

Starr County health officials reported a 700% increase in COVID-19 cases since Halloween. 

"In the last four days we had 178 people that tested positive," Starr County Health Authority Dr. Antonio Falcon said. "It's a very sad number to report." 

The spike in cases comes as the county prepares for the arrival of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. 

"I sound like a broken record," Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said. "But I cannot overemphasize how important it is we don't socialize over the holidays." 

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