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El Paso virus deaths grow by 2, cases still surging; lack of Mother’s Day social distancing blamed

A map showing El Paso's 1,930 virus cases. Scroll down to the end of this article to view a better version of this map.

EL PASO, Texas — El Paso's Department of Public Health announced two new deaths Wednesday due to the coronavirus, as the county's death tally reached 54.

The latest victims were identified as two men, each in their 70s who had underlying health issues.

El Paso officials also reported another day of double-digit case increases, with 78 new virus infections to bring the county’s total number to 1,930.

City/County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza indicated there was "a strong correlation between the Mother’s Day weekend and the spike in positive cases."

“It is disappointing that we are again reporting the loss of two more members of our community,” added Dr. Ocaranza. “These men are not just a number for us; they are someone’s friend, neighbor, a parent, a loved one. It is for this reason that we need everyone to help us slow the spread of this virus by continuing to do what I have been urging for weeks."

Ocaranza cited a lack of following social distancing guidelines and not everyone wearing face coverings as contributing factors to the virus' spread in El Paso.

Concerns over the surge in El Paso prompted neighboring New Mexico Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham to warn Wednesday about travel between El Paso and Dona Ana counties, saying it poses a threat of spreading the virus.

Below is the latest El Paso coronavirus case locator map and other demographic information on the virus outbreak as provided by the health department.

The map shows the amount of positive cases by zip codes, with the number of cases in red dots: 79821 (8), 79835 (57), 79836 (12), 79838 (20), 79849 (50), 79853 (27), 79901 (28), 79902 (40), 79903 (58), 79904 (58), 79905 (76), 79907 (110), 79911 (11), 79912 (135), 79915 (85), 79922 (11), 79924 (115), 79925 (79), 79927 (108), 79928 (145), 79930 (58), 79932 (70), 79934 (38), 79935 (40), 79936 (236), 79938 (255).

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. 78 new virus infections in a county with over 750,000 people and the quack blames Mother’s Day gatherings for the spike? Talk about speculation and not backing himself with real facts. He should be commending most El Pasoans. If what he claims is true technically it would be far worse. At least he didn’t blame the phased re-openings and the Governor. Oops! His bad.

      1. Stop using the Lord’s name in vain moron. BTW – The only moron I see here is you. What’s the matter? Too stupid to put up a good argument against me?

        1. You bring up great points about the cases in a county of such a population. Then you get offended because someone used the name of your imaginary friend in a way you don’t like? Cripes, you got thin skin.

        2. God damn it Ferocious2A must you give your unnecessary opinions on everything on here. You need therapy and who cares if someone lives in a trailer. Man you are a trainwreck. Take your meds boo.

        3. Family? What FAMILY. I heard they left him a long time ago. Even they couldn’t stand him and left him one day he was out fishing. He came home drunk later that night to find the house empty of furniture and no beer in the Fridge.

          1. Yeah right. Not according to the county property tax rolls if your name is real. Your nose is growing again.

  2. 2 deaths but cases are surging. Hey Jim Parker just report the numbers quit with your, 39% increase with ratio of 6:900 divided by the square root of 800 nonsense reporting. El Paso wants to stay inside let them, they don’t then let them…’s all about control people

    1. Don’t be a crybaby. You still live in a free Democratic Nation where there is more freedom than any other Country in the world. China, Russia, Iran, North Korea is where there is Control. But be careful. KING GEORGE III(aka, Trump)is sure trying to get total control of our country. Just like Putin, Kim Jong, Ayatollahs, Maduro, and others. Come November 3, 2020 it will all change change. VOTE.

      1. You will be the one crying November 3. President Trump will get reelected in a landslide victory. You vote won’t count anyways since Texas will go to him. Your crazy Joe Biden won’t make it far over the next few months. A thing called dementia. He gaffes 10 time a day now.

        1. Wasn’t talking to you Army Retard. Your president has zero chance of being reelected. He has the economy in the trash can because he believed Covid19 was a Democratic Hoax. His hillbilly followers clapped like crazy when he said it. Unemployment 30%. World leaders laughing behind his back. America’s leadership standing going down the drain because he refuses to work with other work leaders on things like Arms Control, Global Warming, etc. Believer in cartoonish conspiracies against him, but no proof to back his accusations. Sounds familiar, Alberto?

  3. No Feo. Didn’t care much for Hilary either. No I’m not hurt, matter of fact I’m euphoric that your president has shown himself to be the incompetent idiot that he is. If you really want to know, I was ok with Trump winning, not happy but ok and hoping that if given a chance he could be a good president. Boy was I wrong. No sooner that he took office, he went nuts insulting the people of Mexico as rapists, calling poor countries shitholes, mocking women, mocking the disabled, calling his political opponents childish nicknames. Que guey. Defend that, Alberto.

    1. Afraid to admit or too embarrassed to admit you are Alberto V. the section 8 welfare queen? You used to use High420Lonesome as your screen name where you ranted so much about how you loved crooked Hillary and that she would win with a 95% chance. Your nose is growing again. All you are spouting off is Democrap talking points. Nothing factual or true. Too easy to defend President Trump. He is not guilty. ACQUITTED FOREVER!

  4. And by the way. I don’t have different log ins like you have. You are getting pretty quick logging in an out using different name handles so you can try and convince people that you are only one person. Me, I am not all those people you say I am. Don’t need help from anybody to argue with a simple mind such as yours, viejito. Put on another pot of coffee loquito, its gonna be a long day.

  5. Yeah. I agree. Wasted space talking to a crazy person like you know who. Talking to a lunatic is useless, unless you want to end up one yourself. Later, got better things to do than argue with 62 year old teenager.

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