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).