COVID hospitalizations continue to rise in Hidalgo County; one death reported

Hidalgo County officials reported one COVID-19 death on Tuesday along with 196 new cases as hospitalizations continue to rise.

A Mercedes man in his 70s was the latest reported deceased which raised the total number of COVID-related fatalities in Hidalgo County to 2,928.

Of the new cases, 60 are confirmed, 135 are probable, and one is a suspected case.

They raise the total number of cases to 95,083 of which 61,754 were confirmed cases, 31,064 probable and 2,265 suspected.

Currently, 871 cases are considered active.

Additionally, COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in the county, reaching 111 on Monday, according to a news release issued Tuesday morning.

Of those 111 patients, 41 are being treated in intensive care units.

Cameron County confirmed 98 new cases Tuesday, raising its overall tally to 43,438.

Twenty more people have reportedly recovered in Cameron for a total of 40,395.

A Harlingen man in his 40s was also confirmed to have died from COVID-19, the single death the county reported Tuesday. The death toll in Cameron is now at 1,703.