Two new COVID-19 deaths, 133 new cases in RGV

Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, county officials reported two deaths that were related to COVID-19 on Tuesday and 133 new cases.

A McAllen man and a Mission woman, both more than 70 years old, were the two individuals reported recently deceased due to COVID-19 related complications, according to a news release issued by Hidalgo County.

Their deaths raise the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the county to 2,893.

Of the 91 new cases, 69 are confirmed cases, 19 are probable, and three are suspected.

They raise the total number of cases in the county to 92,357, of which 60,337 were confirmed, 29,838 were probable, and 2,182 were suspected.

Currently, 474 cases are considered active in Hidalgo County.

There are also 66 patients currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the county and 23 of those patients are being treated in intensive care units.

Cameron County health officials did not report any COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday though they did report 39 new confirmed cases, raising the tally there to 41,741 in the county since the start of the pandemic, according to a news release issued by the county.

Out of those total cases, 2,438 are considered active.

The total number of deaths in Cameron County remained at 1,677.

Additionally, there were two new confirmed cases in Starr County and one in Willacy County, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.