Covid-19 in the Valley (as of June 11th)

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Thank you to J. Villareal / @gdesner on Reddit for creating this.

Here is a brief breakdown of how the Rio Grande Valley has been affected by Covid-19 and the most affected areas.

“As the four County Judges from across the Rio Grande Valley came together in a rare but unified message to urge the public to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19, Hidalgo County saw its largest one-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic with 70 new positive cases, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said Thursday. That brings the total number of known cases in the county to 912.

“What we want to strongly convey to you today is that you don’t need for us to tell you what to do,” Judge Cortez said, flanked by the county judges of Cameron, Starr and Willacy counties. “You know what to do. You can and should be part of the solution. We don’t need to order restrictions. We simply need you to continue to engage in the practices that we know works: shelter at home; avoid mass gatherings; facial coverings; physical distancing, avoiding travel; and good hygiene.”

There are currently 406 active cases and 30 people were released from isolation today. There are 1,657 tests pending. Fifty-one people have been hospitalized with complications from the virus; eight of those cases are being treated in intensive care units.

The four Rio Grande Valley County Judges each pointed to upward trends in the number of people in their respective counties testing positive for the virus and requiring hospitalization. Each Judge urged the public to remain cautious and understand that the deadly virus remains active and spreading throughout the Valley.”

Above was taken from the @HidalgoCounty facebook page on June 12 at 2:01 AM

Please do everything you can to stay safe.

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