First case of delta variant is confirmed in Hidalgo County

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Hidalgo County confirmed its first Delta variant case of COVID-19 on July 15.

Eddie Olivarez, the head of the Hidalgo County Health Department said that the person was an unvaccinated 33-year-old man who has been traveling to the Northeastern United States, as well as North Texas.

The patient was sent to the hospital twice from complications. Once in the northeast, and once again in north Texas, where the diagnosis of the delta variant was made.

“They tested for variants and it was the Delta virus. Since then, the person has been released and returned to home here in the mid-Valley area in Hidalgo County,” said Olivarez.

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