Hidalgo County reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Saturday evening, bringing the county total to 188.
Currently, 33 individuals are hospitalized due to the virus with six of them in intensive care units, according to county health officials.
No new individuals have been released from isolation.
“The mayors of all the affected cities have been contacted as have the four Hidalgo County precinct commissioners,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez stated in a news release. “All the new cases and their family members have been ordered to isolate themselves at home.”
No further information about the cases will be released, according to the news release.
Among the total COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County is the first case within the city of Palmview which city officials received notice of Friday evening, according to a news release issued Saturday.
Investigators with the Hidalgo County Health Department are currently investigating who the individual may have been in contact with, the city stated in the release, adding that they will continue to update residents as more details are released.
They reminded residents of the importance of staying home and of practicing social distancing, particularly during the Easter Weekend.
“The City of Palmview since the outbreak of this pandemic has taken the most aggressive measures to safe guard our residents from this deadly virus and will continue to do so,” the city stated. “Although we have our first positive case, we are confident our proactive measures will prove successful.”