This is beyond anything we’ve seen. Stay home, please.
An all-time high of 3,100 new COVID-19 cases and 438 delayed test results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 56,355 cases and 21,902 active cases.
Eight deaths are also being reported today for a total of 617. All 8 patients had underlying health conditions. The deaths include 1 male in his 40s, 1 male in his 50s, 2 males in their 60s, 1 male in his 70s, 2 male in their 80s, and 1 male in his 90s.
As a reminder the deaths did not occur on the same day but rather between the second week of October and first week of November.
The community is reminded that this virus is highly transmissible and can be easily spread through inhaling infected droplets from individuals around us through talking, coughing, sneezing and singing. The virus can also be introduced into our system by touching our face after touching commonly used surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, countertops, or sharing pens, etc.
COVID-19 can be fatal, particularly for persons who don’t have an immune system strong enough to fight the virus, including persons 65 years of age and older and persons of any age with existing medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and other. These are common medical conditions affecting many members of our community, therefore making El Paso highly vulnerable.
Health officials urge residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, to remain isolated at home and for all in the same household to remain in quarantine; stating that is the only way we, together will be able to slow down the spread of the disease and protect our vulnerable loved ones.
Please note that starting today the map below will reflect the number of active COVID-19 cases rather than the cumulative total.
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