EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso public health officials said there were no new Covid-19 deaths to report on Saturday, leaving the cumulative number of deaths from the pandemic at 2,539.
There were 157 added virus cases on Saturday, for a total to date of 134,294 cases in El Paso County - of which 2,323 are currently active infections.
As of Saturday, 151 El Pasoans were hospitalized for Covid-related illness, with 52 patients in the ICU and 32 on ventilators.
To date, health officials estimate 129,274 El Pasoans have recovered from the coronavirus, although doctors note that some recovered persons may still experience long-term health impacts as a result of having been infected.
Meantime, El Paso officials continue to hold vaccination clinics that require no appointment in en effort to get the Borderland closer to 'heard immunity.' For more information on vaccination efforts, El Pasoans can call (915) 212-6843 or visit EPCOVIDVaccine.com.
For a complete look at the El Paso health department's Covid-19 data for the community, visit EPStrong.org.