Hidalgo County virus deaths remain in single digits

Six more die due to COVID-19; 151 more cases

Hidalgo County reported six COVID-19 related deaths and 151 additional cases of the virus Monday morning.

The deaths include a Donna man in his 40s, an Edinburg man in his 40s, a McAllen man over 70, a San Juan man in his 60s, a Weslaco man in his 50s, and a man from an undisclosed location in his 50s.

The six deaths raise Hidalgo County’s death toll to 2,760.

According to a news release, the 151 new COVID-19 cases include 41 confirmed, 38 probable and 72 suspected. The new cases raise the county’s total to 84,611, of which 56,158 have been confirmed, 27,019 probable and 1,434 suspected.

As of Monday morning, there are 116 people in county hospitals with the virus, and there are 43 people in intensive care units. There were 210 people released from isolation Monday, raising that total to 79,820.

There are currently 2,031 net active cases in the county.

Hidalgo County has administered a total of 439,779 COVID-19 tests, and 354,312 of those tests were negative.

Cameron County reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths and 186 confirmed cases of the virus Monday.

The deaths include a Brownsville woman in her 50s, a La Feria woman in her 50s, and a San Benito man in his 50s.The deaths raise Cameron County’s toll to 1,575.

More than half of the county’s new cases came from Brownsville, which had a reported 101 new cases. San Benito had 35 and Harlingen had 22. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Cameron County now stands at 38,543.

The county also reported that an additional 50 people recovered from the virus, raising that total to 35,758.