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Hidalgo County COVID-19 report: Feb. 15, 2022

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Hidalgo County on Tuesday reported 18 coronavirus-related deaths and 539 positive cases of COVID-19, according to a report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department.

The 18 Covid-related deaths are the highest reported in a single day by the county so far this year.

Of the 18 people who died, 11 were not vaccinated, according to the report. The youngest person who died was a man in his 30s from Mission. 

The 539 new cases include 151 confirmed cases, 385 probable cases and three suspect cases. 

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

Age Range Number of cases
0-11 106
12-19 106
20s 62
30s 49
40s 67
50s 43
60s 35
70+ 71
Total: 539

The county also reported 294 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday, including 285 adults and nine children. 

Of those hospitalized patients, 80 of them are in intensive care units. They include 76 adults and six children.  

Schools across Hidalgo County reported 11 new staff infections and 25 student infections on Tuesday. 

A total of 4,245 staff members and 14,498 students have tested positive for the virus since the county started reporting school-related infections on Aug. 18, 2021.  

Since the pandemic began, 161,846 people have tested positive for the virus in the county and 3,721 county residents have died due to the virus.

There are currently 596 reported active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

MONDAY'S REPORT: Hidalgo County reports 12 coronavirus-related deaths, 714 positive cases

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