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El Paso sees 22 virus deaths, 1,062 new cases; active infections rise again to record level

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The coronavirus death now stands at 845 in El Paso County.

The Department of Public Health announced 22 new virus-related deaths Friday morning. The latest fatalities included:

  • 2 women in their 40s
  • 3 women in their 50s
  • 1 man in his 50s
  • 2 men in their 60s
  • 4 men in their 70s
  • 1 woman in her 70s
  • 4 women in their 80s
  • 1 man in his 80s
  • 2 men in their 90s
  • 2 women in their 90s

Health officials also announced 1,062 new cases and 123 "delayed" positive results. These are results that the State of Texas is just now reporting to the local health department. Some of those delayed results are weeks old.

El Paso has set a new record for known active cases. The number on Friday now stands at 35,036. Thursday had marked the first time in more than six weeks that El Paso had seen a decrease in active cases.

Hospitalizations increased from 1,074 to 1,082. The number of patients in the ICU decreased from 315 to 307.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 79,162 confirmed cases, with 42,827 reported recoveries.

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. Hope people won’t cram 200 people in their house for Thanksgiving dinners. Things are bad enough. I guess it will be okay if just Republicans do so. They still think the pandemic is a hoax so they deserve whatever happens to them.

  2. Without Trump, there would have never been an Operation Warp Speed. Only he was able to get Ford and GM, making ventilators. Trump sent hospital ships and field hospitals to NYC, where that POS Governor ignored and failed to use, while intentionally sending Covid patients into nursing homes that murdered 30,000 elderly patients. Trump was able to get treatments, faster than anyone in history.

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