County holds media availability regarding the Coronavirus

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L – R: Public Affairs Director Carlos Sanchez, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, and Hidalgo County Chief Administrative Officer Eduardo Olivarez.

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Prior to Commissioners Court, local media gathered for a briefing regarding the Coronavirus.

Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eduardo Olivarez shared information, answered questions and provided the media with resources on safety measures to prevent the spread of any illnesses. 

“Residents of Hidalgo County should be assured that active measures have been in place since November to monitor all developments that may impact the region as it relates to the Coronavirus,” said Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez.

According to Olivarez, as of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, there were 81,200 confirmed cases worldwide. Ninety-eight percent of those are in China, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong, and two percent or less are in the rest of the world.

“There are no confirmed cases developed in Texas,” said Olivarez. “All of the cases have been from travelers coming into the U.S. from other parts of the world.” 

Olivarez encourages all residents to practice good hygiene and flu prevention to control the virus.

For more information, please call 956-383-6221.

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