EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health announced three new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday morning.
The death toll now stands at 563 in El Paso County. The victims were identified as:
- 1 woman in her 60s
- 1 man in his 70s
- 1 woman in her 80s
All had underlying health conditions.
Health officials announced 670 new cases and 55 "delayed" positive results that the state is just now reporting to the local health department.
El Paso County currently has 8,820 known active cases. This is a record that El Paso has broken for the past 15 days.
Hospitalizations also increased to 578 -- which is another new record; nearly 4 out of 10 El Pasoans hospitalized are being treated for Covid-19. There are 148 patients in the ICU, which is also another record for El Paso.
Since the start of the pandemic, El Paso has had 34,760 confirmed cases and 25,209 reported recoveries; doctors note that recovered persons may still experience long-term health issues from having been infected.
For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data, click here.