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6th day in a row of El Paso virus death as fatality total hits 47

EL PASO, Texas — For a sixth-straight day, El Paso County saw death resulting from coronavirus. Health officials on Sunday reported one new death for a total fatality count to date of 47.

The latest victim was a woman in her 70s, officials indicated. Her death marked a half-dozen days in a row now that the county has recorded at least one death due to Covid-19, which marks the longest fatality streak since the pandemic began.

The number of confirmed cases also rose for yet another day by double-digits, with 46 additional infections reported on Sunday. That brought the total number of cases across El Paso to 1,772.

Health officials indicated that some of the virus' spread, resulting in added deaths and cases, stemmed from asymptomatic El Pasoans who are virus carriers and probably don't realize it.

"The public is reminded that even infected persons with little to no symptoms can spread the virus to others... (and) the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die," the health department said in a statement Sunday.

Officials encouraged people to take advantaged of free Covid-19 drive-thru testing options that are available this week to El Pasoans, whether you show symptoms or not.

Below is the latest El Paso 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 (7), 79835 (54), 79836 (12), 79838 (18), 79849 (40), 79853 (27), 79901 (22), 79902 (36), 79903 (55), 79904 (53), 79905 (70), 79907 (98), 79911 (11), 79912 (121), 79915 (81), 79922 (10), 79924 (107), 79925 (77), 79927 (98), 79928 (128), 79930 (55), 79932 (65), 79934 (37), 79935 (39), 79936 (215), 79938 (236).

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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  1. Valley family diagnosed with COVID-19, says they took all health precautions
    This family from Arizona took all the precautions dictated by the governor and and scientists and they still came down with this ugly disease. The sooner all people are let free from the illegal lock downs, the sooner this disease will disappear. Will probably disappear as soon as Mr Trump wins the election in November. No need for the media or the dems to keep covering what they lost.

    1. The rabid and delusional Dems will come up with other reasons to trash President Trump. Still butt hurt from losing the 2016 election. I am looking forward to their extreme TDS this November when he gets reelected.

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