Another Hidalgo County resident dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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Edinburg – A 50-year-old man from Edinburg with underlying medical conditions died after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Monday. This marks the seventh person in Hidalgo County to die with COVID-19 related complications.

In addition to Monday’s death, another dozen people in Hidalgo County tested positive for this strain of coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive cases in the county to 353 people. At the same time, seven people were released from isolation meaning they had no symptoms of the disease for ten days and no fever for three days. With a total of 203 people now released from isolation, that leaves a total of 143 active cases in the county.

“Monday’s death is indeed tragic and a reminder of the dangers of this disease and the need for our community to exercise caution,” Judge Cortez said. “I send my condolences to this man’s family and friends.”

The dozen new positive cases included: