El Paso, Texas — The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 9 more coronavirus-related deaths Monday morning, elevating the death toll to 1,019.
Health officials say all eleven deaths happened in October. As ABC-7 has previously reported epidemiological investigations to certify the cause of death can take weeks. There are 625 deaths currently under investigation as of Monday morning, which marks an increase of over a dozen.
The latest victims seven women and two men ranging in age from their 50s to 80s. All nine of the deceased had underlying health conditions. They include:
- 1 man in his 50s
- 1 woman in her 50s
- 1 woman in her 60s
- 1 man in his 70s
- 1 woman in her 70s
- 3 women in their 80s
- 1 woman in her 90s
Health leaders also reported 453 new virus infections on Monday, with the total number of active infections in the county now standing at 37,913.
Hospitalizations numbered 705 patients, the lowest level since late October, with 277 of those in the ICU.
Since the start of the pandemic there have been 90,322 confirmed cases in El Paso, with 50,637 reported recoveries or about 56%. Although, doctors note that some recovered persons may face long-term health issues stemming from having been infected.
Complete health department data on the virus can be found at EPstrong.org.
Fatality numbers continue a concerning trend, but there are several positive indicators:— Erik Elken KVIA ABC-7 (@ErikElkenKVIA) December 7, 2020
• 9 new deaths
• 625 deaths under investigation (+13)
• 453 new cases
• 37,915 active cases
• 705 hospitalized (lowest since Oct. 23)
• 277 in ICU (Nov. 2)https://t.co/EI3dykHeEV pic.twitter.com/k52qfdnoJc