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Seventeen more deaths related to COVID-19 reported in Hidalgo County along with 204 new positive cases

FRIDAY STATS - 10-9-2020 

EDINBURG Officials with the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported 17 more deaths related to COVID-19 and 204 new known positive cases, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Thursday.

“The death rate, hospitalizations and rate of infection continue, local medical experts say we are still not out of the woods with this disease,” Judge Cortez said. “That is why I have asked our legal counsel to draft language amending my local health emergency order to forbid door-to-door trick-or-treating this year. After reviewing Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and consulting with health experts as well as local mayors, I do not want to expose our children to unnecessary risk as long as this infection continues to spread. Several mayors have said they are coming up with alternative ways to celebrate Halloween this year.”


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