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3 new virus deaths in El Paso; weeks-old cases reported again

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EL PASO, Texas - Public health officials reported Monday morning that Covid-19 had killed another three people in El Paso.

The county's new death toll is 361.

The latest deaths were a man in his 70s and two men in their 90s.

Officials on Monday also announced 125 new virus cases and 11 "delayed" result cases. They indicated the old test results, some dating back as much as eight weeks ago, came from the state health department.

El Paso officials have reported delayed positive cases four times in less than a week. A total of 909 "delayed" cases have been announced since last Tuesday.

El Paso has now had 18,486 confirmed cases during the pandemic.

Officials reported 150 new recoveries on Monday. The number of known active cases decreased slightly to 4,532.

Hospitalizations also decreased to 148. Of those patients, 56 are in the ICU and 32 are on ventilators.

For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data provided by the local health department, click here.

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Jesus A. Rodriguez

ABC-7 producer.



  1. Since day one we’ve been given erroneous data, don’t believe for a second that this just started. I don’t doubt the virus is real but we should have been just as cautious about shutting down as we are of the virus. Tighter restrictions sure but better planned and that doesn’t require any federal intervention we have our own politicians

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