13 additional cases of coronavirus confirmed in Hidalgo county


Another 13 people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 99, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said on Sunday.

According to a press release, the new cases represent test results arrived between the end of Friday and Sunday.

Eddie Olivarez, chief administrator of Hidalgo County health and social services, says health officials now believe they see 13 different clusters of infection from people who contracted the virus, according to a statement. earlier but who have since passed it on to other people. Of the 99 known cases in Hidalgo County, 49 are related in some way to a cluster.

This “community spread” is a precursor to a faster infection rate in Hidalgo County, he said.

The new cases include two 69-year-old Mercedes residents, a man and a woman. A 29-year-old Mercedes, two Mission women, aged 33 and 76, a 28-year-old woman whose place of residence has not been disclosed, a 19-year-old man in La Joya, two men from Mcallen in the sixty, a 50 year old man from Donna, a 47 year old man from Alamo, a 28 year old man from San Juan and a 33 year old Hidalgo man.


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