Hidalgo County reported its very first kid death among the 20 residents who died of COVID-19 on Friday.
The child, a woman from Pharr, is noted as being between the ages of 0 and 19 as the county declined to reveal more information pointing out state and federal privacy laws.
” The death of this child declares that kids– and no age group– are not immune from the devastating impact of this lethal infection,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez mentioned in a press release. “It is important for us to all work together to avoid more spread of this disease. This death hits house the reality that COVID-19 does not spare even the youngest members of our community.”
The county likewise reported 531 new positive cases, bringing their overall number to 21,806 and their active cases to 5,003.
There are also 530 individuals currently hospitalized due to the illness while 223 of them are being treated in an extensive care unit.
Starr County reported 38 more positive cases of the coronavirus on Friday for an overall of 2,729 for the county. Of those, 1,664 are active cases.
Amongst the freshly validated, most– 32 of them– are under the age of 50.
Two of them are just a year old– one is a girl from Rio Grande City and the other is a girl from Roma.
There are also a 3-year-old, a 4-year-old, 2 5-year-olds, an 8-year-old, a 9-year-old, two 10-year-olds, three 11-year-olds, and 5 12-year-olds.
The oldest among them is a 66-year-old lady from Rio Grande City.
When 111 people checked positive for COVID-19, Fridays numbers follow one of the countys highest single-day reports on Thursday.
That report consisted of a 5-month-old boy from Roma and a 6-month-old kid from Rio Grande City.
Far, the county has actually reported a total of 22 deaths related to the illness while another 51 are pending verification by the state.
Willacy County reported an additional 17 COVID-19 cases for an overall of 751 confirmed.
4 of the new cases are of kids under 10.
” Our officials and personnel continue to work extremely closely with our neighboring counties and state health services department,” Willacy County Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra mentioned in a news release. “The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will conduct case examinations on this, and all favorable COVID-19 cases that make sure and occur that appropriate seclusion and 14-day quarantine is strictly complied with.”
Guerra included that DSHS will guarantee family members stay separated and quarantined which the family has supplies needed to remain at house and follow protocol.
” This is just another reminder that this infection is in our area and with more screening being done, the more most likely it will be to get another positive case,” Guerra stated. “With this knowledge, citizens are advised to continue to remain at house, social distance and regularly wear and wash hands face covering, cover/block your sneeze and coughs.”

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