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El Paso reports 517 new COVID-19 cases; more than 11,000 active cases

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El Paso health officials announced 517 new COVID-19 cases Sunday bringing the county total to 39,326 cases.

Three additional deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 575.

The new deaths included a woman in her 80s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 40s all had underlying health conditions.

“In less than three weeks we’ve spiked from 259 to 786 COVID related hospitalizations –a 300 percent increase. If we continue this trend, we risk detrimental effects to our entire healthcare system," Public Health Director Angela Mora said. “With the surge of hospitalizations, we need the public to understand the strain our local health services and hospitals are currently going through.”

Health officials advised that 27,243 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are currently 11,321 active cases, according to officials.

Due to the spike in cases the City and County have implemented additional restrictions and enforcement will be applied as well as fines. The local health orders include:

  • Wearing a face covering while out in public.
  • Social gathering inside or outside with non-household members or with groups of more than ten people.
  • Businesses who do not comply with monitoring customers and employees practicing safety protocols such as face coverings and social distance and not making sanitizer available.

There are 786 patients hospitalized, 177 patients remain in the intensive care unit and 117 patients are on ventilators.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in our area and around the world, head to our coronavirus section. 

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