Hidalgo County COVID-19 case tally reaches 48,000

Seven more die, 447 new cases added

Hidalgo County reported seven additional COVID-19 related deaths and 447 new cases Tuesday.

The seven deaths raise the county’s death toll to 2,137 and include a man in his 60s from Donna, a woman over 70 from Edinburg, a man over 70 from Mercedes, a man and a woman over 70 from Pharr, and a man in his 50s and a woman over 70 from an undisclosed location.

With these new cases, the county’s virus tally rose to 48,009.

There are currently 249 people in county hospitals with the virus, of which 89 are in intensive care units.

The county reported that 491 people were released from isolation Tuesday, raising that total to 43,057. There are 2,815 net active cases in the county.

Hidalgo County has administered a total of 278,481 COVID-19 tests, and 229,860 have been negative.

Cameron County confirmed three additional COVID-19 related deaths and 157 new cases of the virus.

The deaths include two men in their 40s and 50s from Brownsville, and a Harlingen man in his 70s. This raises the county’s death toll to 1,153.

Nearly two-thirds of the county’s 157 new coronavirus cases came from Brownsville, which has 102 new cases. Harlingen had 18 new cases, followed by Los Fresnos with 17 and San Benito with eight. The new cases raise the county’s total to 27,742.

The county also reported that 104 people recovered from the virus, raising that total to 24,258.

Willacy County confirmed 21 additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total there to 1,458.

Starr County reported that 59 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

There are 367 active cases of the virus, and 4,293 people have recovered.

The death toll there is 194.

Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the number of total cases in Cameron County.