Hidalgo County reported Wednesday that eight people have died from coronavirus and 663 people have tested positive for the virus.
Of the eight people who died, four were not vaccinated, according to a report from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department. The youngest people to die were two men in their 30s from the cities of Mission and McAllen, the report said.
Of the 663 people tested positive for the virus, 551 are considered confirmed cases and 112 are considered probable cases.
The people who tested positive are in the following age groups:
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The county also reported that 203 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 195 adults and eight children.
Of those admitted with COVID-19, 58 are in intensive care units. All patients are adults.
Schools across Hidalgo County on Wednesday reported 28 new staff infections and 66 student infections.
A total of 4,774 employees and 16,380 students have been tested positive for the virus since the county began reporting school-related infections on August 18, 2021.
Since the pandemic began, 163,821 people have been tested positive for the virus in the county, and 3,772 residents have died from the virus.
There are currently 775 reported active cases of COVID-19 in the county.