Hidalgo Co. reports 27 more COVID-19 deaths; testing surpasses 70000 – Monitor

In Starr County, there were 26 more verified cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to Dr. Jose Vazquez, the county health authority.

The county is now at 267 overall deaths and 10,943 cases as the county goes beyond 70,000 tests administered, according to a release issued by the county Friday.

There are presently 5,780 active cases in the county. There are 982 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 304 of those clients are being treated in an intensive care unit.

Cameron County health officials reported 2 more deaths Friday, raising their total to 91 deaths associated to the coronavirus.

The staff members include one from the county clerks workplace, one from the adult probation workplace, three from the public works Precinct 3 workplace, one from the general public works Precinct 1 workplace, one from county Court-at-Law No. 5, 3 from the juvenile probation department, 22 from the sheriffs office, and 6 from the tax assessor-collectors workplace.

Starr has actually reported 5 official deaths, however there are 29 more that are pending state verification.

The 2 people were a 64-year-old Brownsville guy who passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville and a 53-year old Port Isabel woman who passed away at Starr County Memorial Hospital.

A number of county employees also evaluated favorable, according to a news release issued by county Judge Eddie Treviño.

The county now has an overall of 1,388 cases. There are presently 906 active cases.

Hidalgo County reported 27 more people died due to problems connected to COVID-19 on Friday and 451 more people tested favorable for the disease.

” I send my acknowledgements to these 27 families for the loss of their loved one,” stated Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. “Our medical professionals tell us the very best method to stop the spread is to use a mask, usage proper health, keep 6 feet apart from others, and avoid any social gatherings of 10 individuals or more.”

The county also reported 325 more positive cases for an overall of 5,565 cases. Of those, 2,805 cases are currently active.

7 more inmates and one worker of the Starr County Detention Center also checked favorable for COVID-19 after mass tests were conducted at the center previously today.

Additionally, Willacy County reported 22 more cases of the illness for an overall of 462 validated cases.

A strike group administered a total of 196 tests at the demand of Sheriff Rene “Orta” Fuentes. The group checked a total of 138 inmates and 58 team member.

From those tests, an overall of nine prisoners checked positive, consisting of 2 that had actually been formerly reported.