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5 more virus fatalities in El Paso as the death toll spikes to 41

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EL PASO, Texas -- The death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise in El Paso, with health officials reporting five new deaths on Wednesday night, jumping the total number of fatalities across the county to 41.

Officials also announced 43 new cases, bringing the county’s caseload to date to 1,456.

“It is with a heavy heart that we are once again reporting a spike in Covid-19 deaths with the loss of five members of our community," said City/County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza.

The latest deaths were two women in their 40s and a man in his 50s, along with two women and a man all in their 70s.

“One of the trends that we are seeing is that Covid-19 is gravely affecting those who are diabetic, have high blood pressure and/or have heart disease," Ocaranza said, noting that the five new victims all had pre-existing health issues.

Some of the newly-deceased had been in local hospitals as El Paso's hospitalizations declined a bit from 80 to 73. At least 35 of those patients were in the ICU on Wednesday night, with 16 requiring ventilators.

Health leaders indicated 751 people to date had recovered from the virus, meaning there were 664 active cases within the county on Wednesday night.

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 (6), 79835 (46), 79836 (10), 79838 (15), 79849 (26), 79853 (24), 79901 (16), 79902 (18), 79903 (47), 79904 (44), 79905 (60), 79907 (79), 79911 (8), 79912 (103), 79915 (67), 79922 (7), 79924 (76), 79925 (62), 79927 (84), 79928 (105), 79930 (45), 79932 (57), 79934 (33), 79935 (32), 79936 (182), 79938 (204).

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Jim Parker

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  1. There are several interesting things about the coronavirus one of them happens here in El Paso TX, and maybe this happens all over the world, of 36 deaths so far (May 12, 2020) most of them are people over 60, only one death is in their forty, two in their fifties. This asks to be analyzed, if we take into account what the International Monetary Fund and the World Economic Forum say about older people. The elderly are classified as a risk to the economy of the countries of the world because the longer the elderly live, the more expenses such as pensions and health expenses. The countries’ economies are in the hands of the International Monetary Fund and the World Economic Forum. The Monetary Fund called, among other measures, to cut benefits and delay the retirement age due to “the risk that people live longer than expected.” As the World Economic Forum has already said, along with other investors, They gathered at Event 201 to simulate a pandemic, although others would say to plan a pandemic, and the pandemic (coronavirus) is being used to withdraw older adults from circulation and thus to avoid the expenses of pensions and health that the countries do in older adults.
    Now why don’t children and young people die of coronavirus? the answer would be that children are the future of a country if there are no children or young people in the event of war there would be no soldiers, and there would be no workers to pay taxes etc.
    If there is a pandemic, everyone would be affected no matter the age, but in this case it is not a pandemic, it is the holocaust of older adults.

    1. It certainly gives you something to think about. However this premise fails when you look at the underlying medical reasons for the older folks sucumbing to the virus. It has more to do with underlying health problems than it does age. All those under 60 that have died had the same underlying conditions as the older people. Older people with no underlying conditions are surviving or not even showing symptoms.

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