EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- More than 2,000 people have now died as a result of Covid-19 in El Paso County in the 11 months since the virus first reached the Borderland. The local milestone comes one day after the U.S. officially surpassed 500,000 virus deaths.
The El Paso Health Department announced 22 new coronavirus-related deaths and 247 new cases Tuesday morning.
The latest victims include:
- 1 man in his 20s
- 1 man in his 30s
- 1 man in his 40s
- 1 woman in her 40s
- 1 woman in her 50s
- 1 man in his 50s
- 2 woman in their 60s
- 4 men in their 60s
- 1 woman in her 70s
- 5 men in their 70s
- 2 women in their 80s
- 1 man in his 80s
- 1 woman in her 90s
The pandemic death toll in El Paso County now stands at 2,014.
The number of known active cases decreased by 12 to 6,779.
Hospitalizations decreased from 368 to 360. There are 136 patients listed in the intensive care unit.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 122,066 confirmed cases in El Paso with 112,835 reported recoveries, although doctors caution that some recovered persons may still face ongoing health issues as a result of having been infected.
For a complete look at El Paso's Covid-19 data, click here.