Hidalgo County is seeing a sharp increase in the number of positive COVID-19 test results over the last two days. County health officials reported 176 new cases Monday. That spiked to 526 new cases Tuesday and rose again to 607 Wednesday.
Deaths related to the virus also increased over the last two days, with 13 reported Tuesday and nine more Wednesday. More than 200 patients are hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 in county hospitals, with 82 currently in intensive care un