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El Paso sees 9 new virus deaths; hospitalizations at lowest level in over a month

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 9 new coronavirus-related deaths Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 933 in El Paso County.

The latest victims include:

  • 1 man in his 60s
  • 1 woman in her 60s
  • 2 women in their 70s
  • 1 man in his 70s
  • 2 women in their 80s
  • 2 women in their 90s

Health officials on Tuesday also reported 319 new cases.

The number of active cases increased by 37 from Monday to 37,304 on Tuesday -- falling short of Saturday's record.

Hospitalizations decreased from 905 to 875. That is the lowest level in over a month. There are currently 300 patients in the ICU.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been 86,752 confirmed cases in El Paso, with 47,910 reported recoveries. Doctors caution that some recovered persons may still experience long-term health issues as a result of having been infected.

For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data, visit EPstrong.org.

Edwin Delgado

Edwin Delgado is an ABC-7 producer.

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