Hidalgo County reports 2 deaths, over 200 new cases

Hidalgo County reported two COVID-19 related deaths and 223 positive cases of the virus Wednesday morning.

The two deaths were that of an Edinburg woman in her 60s and a Weslaco man over the age of 70. Their deaths raise the county’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,930.

Wednesday’s new positive cases include 106 confirmed cases and 117 probable cases. The 223 new cases raise the county’s total to 95,306, including 61,861 confirmed cases, 31,180 probable and 2,265 suspected.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 130 people in county hospitals, with 42 of them in intensive care units. These numbers continue to increase, alarming local health officials about the rise in COVID-19 activity and urging for youth vaccinations, as the great majority of new activity consists of unvaccinated individuals.

The county also reported 157 people were released from isolation Wednesday, raising that total to 91,441.

There are 935 net active cases in the county.

Hidalgo County has administered 551,337 COVID-19 tests, and 455,172 of those tests had negative results.

Fifty more cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed in Cameron County on Wednesday. This raises the county’s overall case tally to 43,488.

Another 32 people also reportedly recovered, raising the total recoveries in the county to 40,427. 

There were no new deaths reported Wednesday, leaving the virus toll in Cameron County at 1,703.