COVID hospitalizations drop to 60s in Hidalgo Co. as 6 more die

Hidalgo County reported 85 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with half a dozen more deaths related to the virus.

None of the deceased were vaccinated.

Those individuals were three men and as many women whose ages ranged from their 40s to 70s. They lived in Edinburg, Mission, Pharr and Weslaco.

Those fatalities bring the death toll in the county to 3,455.

Of the 85 new cases, 34 were reported as confirmed, 47 probable and four suspected, bringing the county to a total of 117,867 reported cases, 68,496 of which confirmed, 46,495 probable and 2,876 suspected.

Monday’s new cases include one staff member from a local school and 10 students, bringing the county to a total of 680 infected staff members and 3,341 infected students.

Area hospitals continued to treat 66 COVID-19 patients Monday, 59 of them adults and seven pediatric. Of those, 36 adults and two pediatric patients are in intensive care units.

So far the Texas Department of Emergency Management has infused 1,605 patients with monoclonal antibodies

Another 72 individuals were released from isolation Monday, bringing that total to 113,707. The released individuals leave the county with a total of 705 active cases.

The county reported that 697,146 individuals have been tested for the virus so far.

Cameron County reported new COVID-19 data as well Monday, adding 96 cases and three deaths to its tally.

Two who died were unvaccinated.

Those deaths — men from Brownsville and Los Fresnos — raise the toll there to 1,975.

So far Cameron County has reported 53,465 cases of the virus.