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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 01:20 AM

Starr County hospital nearing COVID-19 capacity

In the last week, Starr County is reporting they had 325 new cases of COVID-19 within one week and now the county hospital is nearly full, according to Starr County Health Authority Dr. Antonio Falcon.

The 325 new cases were from Dec. 21 through Dec. 28 and included 180 cases from Rio Grande City, 133 from Roma, three from La Grulla, three from Garciasville, two from Falcon Heights, one from Escobares, one from Santa Elena, and two from Salineño.

Of the 325, 71 of the individuals were 18 and younger while 254 were 19 and older.

“Our numbers are probably going to go up before they do down,” Falcon said during a news conference Wednesday.

“The hospital is now very close to full,” Falcon added, referring to Starr County Memorial Hospital. “It wasn’t that long ago that we only had two to three patients at a time and, as of yesterday, they had 12 patients and the emergency room now is reporting about half of their cases have COVID-related symptoms.”

Read more: https://www.themonitor.com/2020/12/30/starr-county-hospital-nearing-covid-19-capacity/
(McAllen Monitor)

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