Trump tweets that he’s leaving hospital Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s leaving the hospital Monday evening after a three-day stay to treat symptoms of COVID-19. The president tweeted: “I...

Virus cases falling; Judge urges continued vigilance

At a press conference today, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said the county’s falling number of new COVID-19 cases is a good sign,...

Abbott excludes Valley from loosening of coronavirus restrictions

By Patrick Svitek | Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that most of Texas will be able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting...

Unemployed Texans will no longer receive extra $300 in weekly payments

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texans receiving unemployment benefits who qualified for an extra $300 in weekly jobless payments issued by the Trump administration will...

362 new virus cases in RGV; 35 die

Hidalgo County confirmed 16 additional COVID-19 related deaths and 161 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Spikes continue in Valley even as COVID-19 cases trend lower

The number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported daily is on a downward trend statewide, and while the same is true for the Rio Grande Valley the figures are relatively low as there are still sudden spikes. This only underscores the overall uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. Hidalgo County averaged 322 new cases per day over the last two weeks, from Aug. 24 until Sept. 4. At the beginning of that period, on Aug. 24, the county reported 675 new cases, and then reported 191 new cases on Sept. 4, according to the reports issued by the county. Read more at The Monitor.com.

Hidalgo County confirms 23 more virus deaths, 141 new cases

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County reported 23 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday along with 141 more positive cases of the virus. The new numbers bring the total number of people in the county who have died from COVID-19 to 1,295 and the tally of those who have contracted the disease to 28,732, a release from the county says. “We mourn the tragic loss of nearly two dozen more of our friends, families and neighbors,” Judge Richard F. Cortez wrote in the release. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and the fall represents an active time of year for our community — when we return to school and work in force. But this fall is different and I urge residents to be mindful about avoiding crowds and staying home unless it’s absolutely necessary to leave.” Read more at The Monitor.com.

Texas passes 500K cases; infection rate soars to new high

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and...

COVID-19 cases among US children jumped 40% in late July

By Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg News Coronavirus infections among U.S. children grew 40% in the last half of July, according to a report from the American...