HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Hidalgo and Cameron Counties have reported nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.


Through the July 5 to July 7 period, Hidalgo County has reported 625 new cases of COVID-19 and one related death of a vaccinated male in his 60s, according to a press release sent by the county.

The number of cases is the total of confirmed, 440, plus probable, 185, cases. 92 of those are being treated in Hidalgo County hospitals; 67 of those patients are adults and 25 are pediatric patients. 12 are in intensive care and only one of those is a pediatric patient.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County is now 211,443, and 3,930 people have succumbed to COVID-19.


Cameron County has received an additional 351 laboratory reports of COVID-19; 167 of those cases are confirmed reports based on PCR testing and 177 were probable reports based on antigen testing.

There were no reports of COVID-19-related deaths on July 8. There have been 2,259 COVID-19-related deaths.

Editor’s Note: A confirmed case is a person who has tested positive through a molecular test (PCR) that looks for the virus’s genetic material. A probable case is a person who has either tested positive through an antigen test or has a combination of symptoms and known exposure to someone with COVID-19 without a more likely diagnosis.

This story was updated to include Cameron County’s numbers.