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El Paso sees 8 more virus deaths, sets active cases record

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 8 new coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday. It brings the death toll to 941 in El Paso County.

The latest fatalities included...

  • 1 man in his 60s
  • 1 woman in her 70s
  • 3 men in their 80s
  • 1 woman in her 80s
  • 1 man in his 90s
  • 1 woman in her 90s

Health officials also reported 551 new cases.

Active cases set a new record Wednesday, reaching 37,701. Since the start of the pandemic there have been 87,799 confirmed cases in El Paso, with 48,537 reported recoveries.

Hospitalizations increased from 875 to 897. There are 306 patients in the ICU, up by 6 from the prior day.

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

Edwin Delgado

Edwin Delgado is an ABC-7 producer.



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