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EDINBURG – As Hidalgo County surpasses the 100,000 mark for overall testing, 23 people died due to COVID-19 complications, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Friday. Another 564 tested positive for the virus which brings the total number of known positive cases to 15,153.
“My heart goes out to the families and friends that have lost a loved one,” Judge Cortez said. “You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking simple precautions. If you need to leave your house, only leave for essential business. Please do your part in wearing a mask, washing your hands or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to avoid infecting others.”
There are 7,423 net active cases and 368 people were released from isolation on Friday meaning that they have been symptom-free for 10 days, including three days without a fever. There are currently 1,025 people hospitalized with complications from the virus; 231 of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.