HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas — On Thursday, Hidalgo County confirmed 70 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the county’s total to 912.

The 70 cases are the most confirmed in a single day for Hidalgo County.

“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.”

Of the 912 COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County, 494 have been released from isolation.

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