201 new virus cases, 7 more deaths in Valley

146 new cases in 2 Valley counties

Hidalgo County confirmed six more deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 130 new cases.

The youngest among those who died is a Donna man in his 40s, according to a county news release Wednesday morning.

“Every day, we continue to lose more of our relatives and neighbors,” county Judge Richard F. Cortez said in the release. “I offer my condolences to those family and friends of the people who have died from this terrible disease.”

The death toll is now 1,967, and the total case count stands at 36,277, according to the release.

Additionally, 93 people were released from isolation Tuesday, raising the number of recoveries to 31,704.

It was also confirmed that there are currently 155 people with the virus in local hospitals, of which 64 are in intensive care units.

Neighboring Cameron County confirmed one death due to the disease Wednesday, bringing the death toll there to 1,089.

Additionally, according to a county release, 55 new cases of the virus were reported, of which, 30 are Brownsville residents. The total number of cases there is now 24,478.

County officials also confirmed that 74 people recovered from the virus Wednesday, raising the total recoveries to 22,243.

On Tuesday, Starr County also saw 16 new cases of COVID-19, according to county officials.

So far, 3,539 people have recovered from the virus there, and 186 have died.