The cases were reported to the county late Friday through Sunday, according to a press release.
“As investigators investigate all known infections, they begin to discern patterns suggesting how the spread of the disease is unfolding in Hidalgo County,” said Eddie Olivarez, chief administrator of the health and human resources department. Hidalgo County Social Services, in the news. Release. “Health officials now believe they see 13 different clusters of infection that have emerged from people who contracted the virus earlier but have since spread to others.”
Of the 99 confirmed cases, 49 are related in some way to a cluster.
“This” community spread “is a precursor to a faster infection rate in Hidalgo County,” said Olivarez.
The 13 people include residents of Mercedes, Mission, La Joya, McAllen, Donna, Alamo, San Juan and Hidalgo.