*All numbers are subject to update and review
COVID-19 positive case total for Wednesday: 463
Total COVID-19 positive cases in Hidalgo County: 78,165
Total number in Hidalgo County hospitals: 179
Number of hospitalized patients in intensive care units: 86
Number released from isolation Wednesday: 332
Total released from isolation: 73,159
Number of fatalities reported Wednesday: 10
Total number of fatalities: 2,655
Net active cases: 2,351
Total number of COVID-19 tests administered: 410,345
Total number of tests that are positive: 78,165
Total number of tests that are negative: 331,437
Hidalgo County uses the case status definition provided by the Texas Department of State Health Service’s 2020 Epi Case Criteria Guide revised November 2020.
- Confirmed: A person who has tested positive through a molecular or PCR (oral or nasal swabs) test that looks for the presence of the virus’s genetic material.
- Probable: A person who meets presumptive laboratory evidence through detection of COVID-19 by antigen test in a respiratory specimen.
- Suspect: A person who meets supported laboratory evidence through detection of specific antibodies in serum, plasma, whole body, and no prior history of being confirmed or probable case.
For more information of case status definition for COVID-19, please refer to: Epi Case Criteria Guide, 2020