55 Hidalgo County residents died of COVID-19 this week

Hidalgo County lost 55 more residents to COVID-19 this week, according to information from county health officials.

On Friday the county reported another 14 deaths, 11 of which were unvaccinated. These new deaths bring Hidalgo County’s total COVID deaths to 3,299.

The latest report from Hidalgo County also shows half of the latest positive COVID-19 cases are in the two youngest age groups.

Of the 316 newly reported positive cases, 89 are in the 0-11 group, with another 69 in the 12-19 group.

Total hospitalizations sit at 220, with 103 patients in intensive care units. Of those there are a total of 21 pediatric patients, with three of them in intensive care units.

The county also reported an additional 32 cases tied to school. Four of them were staff members and the rest were students.

Cameron County reported an additional 47 cases and no deaths Friday. Eleven of the new cases come from detention centers or shelters for unaccompanied minors in Brownsville, Harlingen and Los Frenos.

The new cases bring the total case count there to 51,772, and the death toll remains at 1,895.