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El Paso tops 14,000 active virus cases, hospitalizations at new high

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health reported two coronavirus-related deaths and 1,128 new cases Thursday morning.

It brings the death toll to 585 in El Paso County.

There are now 14,359 known active virus cases, which is a new record.

The number of hospitalizations increased from 908 to 934 -- yet another an all-time high. There are 245 virus patients in the ICU, which is also a record.

The City of El Paso originally scheduled a news conference at 1 p.m. to address the ongoing health crisis, but later cancelled it as officials said they were still reviewing data.

But El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego has scheduled a 5 p.m. announcement, at which time sources told ABC-7 he is likely to announce either more restrictions or some type of shutdown.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 45,039 confirmed cases with 29,856 reported recoveries - althoguh doctors note that some recovered persons still may face long-term health consequences.

For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data, click here.

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Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.



        1. I have the same plan but I would lock it all down for three weeks. You could go to the grocery store, the doctor, and to work in essential businesses or concerns. Rent would be abated as well as mortgage payments. Landlords would be exempt from any expense needed to maintain properties. Utilities would be abated. If you’re caught without a mask in public you’d go to jail for 6 months and pay a $5,000 fine.

          1. Also, I would completely shut the border down. No crossings of any kind except for vital food and medical supplies. No crossing from NM on I10 or the upper valley.

          2. Obviously you are not being serious about a real plan. However if you can explain who would pay for landlords maintenance, missed rent and utilities it may give some credibility. No need to answer if you’re just going to continue the silliness of your ‘plan’. I won’t even get into 6 months and pay a $5,000 fine. I assume you are just trying to irritate and bicker with the other users here

    1. Stopping the virus and following the mitigation steps recommended by the CDC, the NIH, and Drs. Fauci and Birx take precedence over all other concerns.

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