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Coronavirus

Testing

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There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens.
 State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC, whereas medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers.  A self-checker is available below to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.


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NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
Last updated on 10/28/2021
Across the U.S. Across Texas
Across Hidalgo County

Hidalgo 
Testing
School 
Cases
CASES
45,655,635
+80,248 New Cases
CASES
3,504,021
+3,299 New Cases
 CASES
117,676
121 New Daily
Total
695,466
Staff 10
Students 86

DEATHS
740,348
+1,619 New Deaths
DEATHS
183
DEATHS
3,445
5 Daily Deaths
7-Day Average
89.0

Hospitalized
Adult 72
Pediatric 7

RESOURCES: CDC DATA, HIDALGO DATA, TXDSHS

Preventing COVID-19
IF YOU ARE NOT SICK: IF YOU ARE SICK:
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around people who don’t live with you. Masks work best when everyone wears one.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid unventilated indoor spaces. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19 when it’s your turn.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Stay home except to get medical help.
  • Separate yourself from other people.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
  • If you are sick, wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean hands often.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • Clean all "high-touch" surfaces daily.
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