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Only 8 new El Paso virus cases, but hospitalizations remain high; city extends emergency ordinance


EL PASO, Texas — El Paso public health officials reported just eight new coronavirus cases on Monday evening, marking the first day in a couple weeks without double-digit infection increases.

That brought the county’s total number of cases to 1,348, while the death toll held firm at 33.

Hospitalizations due to the virus remained high at 80, however, with 34 of those patients listed in intensive care. Health leaders said there were 685 people who had recovered from the virus to date, leaving 630 active infections.

City/County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza cautioned against complacency and letting the guard down based on just a one-day decline in new cases.

Signaling the ongoing concern, city leaders extended their emergency pandemic ordinace for another month, until June 10th. It had been set to expire later this week.

Below is the latest coronavirus case locator map and other demographic information on the virus outbreak as provided by the health department.

The map shows the amount of positive cases by zip codes, with the number of cases in red dots: 79821 (4), 79835 (39), 79836 (10), 79838 (13), 79849 (23), 79853 (23), 79901 (12), 79902 (16), 79903 (46), 79904 (41), 79905 (59), 79907 (67), 79911 (8), 79912 (101), 79915 (60), 79922 (6), 79924 (68), 79925 (55), 79927 (77), 79928 (94), 79930 (41), 79932 (57), 79934 (32), 79935 (31), 79936 (172), 79938 (193).

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