The decline certainly doesn’t mean the virus is disappearing. In fact, by most other metrics, it is still negatively affecting the Valley community as much as it ever did.
“If you look to see the number of people coming back positive in the community, it’s still over 500 almost every day,” Dr. Ivan Melendez said, noting that Hidalgo County had a 15% positivity rate among those tested and 4% death rate among those infected.
COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased overall in the Rio Grande Valley in the last few weeks and especially when it comes to general virus beds. But while there has also been a decline in hospitalizations among those in intensive care units, that change has been slight. What’s constant is the t...