8 more die due to COVID in Hidalgo County; 309 new cases

Hidalgo County reported eight COVID-19 related deaths and 309 positive cases Wednesday morning.

The deaths include a woman in her 40s and three men in their 40s, 60s and over 70 from Edinburg. A woman in her 30s from McAllen, two men in their 40s and 60s from Pharr, and a man in his 20s from Weslaco also died. 

Wednesday’s reported deaths raised the county’s COVID-19 toll to 3,158.

The county’s additional 309 cases include 97 confirmed cases, 138 probable and 74 suspected. There have now been a total of 109,844 positive cases in the county, including of which 66,494 were confirmed, 40,961 probable and 2,389 suspected.

New cases include 109 children ages 19 and under. The county reported that 119 of the new cases were from county schools — 100 students and 19 staff members.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 369 people in county hospitals with the virus, including 338 adults and 31 children. There were 133 people in intensive care units, including 127 adults and six children.

The county also reported an additional 914 people were released from isolation Wednesday, raising that total to 104,145. There are 2,541 net active cases in the county.

Hidalgo County has administered a total of 622,316 COVID-19 tests, and 511,787 have had negative results. 

Cameron County reported 10 COVID-19 related deaths and 107 new cases of the virus Wednesday.

The deaths include a woman and two men from Brownsville, three men from Harlingen, a woman from La Feria, two men from San Benito, and a man from Santa Rosa. These deaths raised the county’s COVID-19 toll to 1,806.

Wednesday’s 107 confirmed cases include 11 from an unaccompanied minor shelter and detention center in Los Fresnos. There have been a total of ​​50,403 COVID-19 cases in the county.

The county also reported that an additional 118 people have recovered from the virus, raising that total to 45,977.

As of Wednesday evening, 75.74% of the county’s population ages 12-years and older have been fully vaccinated, and 90.37% have received at least one dose. In addition, 84.16% of the population ages 65-years and older have been fully vaccinated, and 92.50% have received at least one dose.