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El Paso among top 50 counties in nation for total Covid-19 cases

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EL PASO, Texas -- As of this week, El Paso County now ranks among the top 50 counties in the entire U.S. for confirmed total cases of the novel coronavirus.

That's according to data tabulated by Johns Hopkins University.

As of Monday's statistical compilation reported by Johns Hopkins, El Paso was number 48 on the list of top 50 counties for Covid-19 with 21,731 cumulative infections so far during the pandemic.

The El Paso Department of Public Health indicated that case tally had grown to 21,826 as of Tuesday morning. Johns Hopkins dashboard still reflected Monday's totals as of midday Tuesday.

"We are considered a large county and our population is greater than 850,000. We have many factors that make us more susceptible to infections and complications," said El Paso City/County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza in reacting to the Johns Hopkins list.

"However, the more important issue might not be the total number of positive cases, but how well we as a community take care of each other and do everything possible to prevent complications to ultimately keep our healthcare system running smoothly caring for our loved ones and keeping our mortality rate under control," he explained.

Local health officials say the vast majority of El Pasoans infected with the virus to date, 18,468 people, have recovered. However, doctors have noted that some recovered individuals may still face long lasting effects from having been infected.

The below interactive map compiled by the Associated Press utilizing Johns Hopkins data reflects virus cases and deaths reported for all the counties across America.

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    1. You probably think Cathedral High School is a “leftist” institution. In fact you probably think anywhere a person can get an education is a “leftist” institution. Johns Hopkins’ reputation is beyond reproach and is know as one of the top 10 educational institutions in the world.

      1. Johns Hopkins University located in deep blue Baltimore, Maryland was ranked #22 by Forbes in 2019. Not even in the top 20. Your claim is fake news as usual. BTW – You probably think all Catholics are conservatives.

  1. According to the Goofy Trump Bunch every person that’s against the Pussygrabber is a Socialist, Commie. Guess El Paso is a Communist town full of Socialist mob rule inhabitants because we will all vote for Biden/Harris. Final November votes: Biden 540,000. Trump 7!

    1. There were 17 of them at the Republican convention watch party but. I would imagine some of them will be too embarrassed to be seen at the polls. Your prediction of 7 mau be close.

      1. And there were none in hiding biden’s press conference. And now you can back to wiping your ass with mexican toilet paper ms turner. And tak ucrement with you. God knows she needs cleaning.

    2. Fake news. Hey moron El Paso Democraps voted for socialist Bernie during the primary back in March. Also he is a self proclaimed communist. Sanders got 36% of the vote at 24,851. Crazy Joe was second with with 28%, 19,363 votes. 16,913 voted (91%) for President Trump but he was obviously a shoe in. In the 2018 mid-terms voter turnout was 45% of 450,000 registered voters. Beto 74% with 151,482 votes. Cruz 25% with 50,943 votes. Therefore your delusional and wishful thinking rant doesn’t hold water. BTW – There are currently 479,000 registered voters in El Paso County as today. JO HO 2020 is a trainwreck. They will lose.

    3. El Paso democrat voters are THE MOST UNIFORMED voters in the county. They’ll vote for whoever Escobarf tells them to for a sandwich and a ride. You’re an idiot. Go back into your parents basement and have mommy fix you breakfast.

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