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El Paso records its 1st Covid-19 death in 4 days


EL PASO, Texas -- After three days with no deaths reported from Covid-19 in El Paso County, health officials on Sunday added a new death to the pandemic fatality list.

The latest victim was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized due to the virus. His death raised the total number of El Pasoans to die from the coronavirus to 2,621.

Health leaders also reported 25 new virus infections on Sunday, putting the total number of active cases in the community at 653.

It's estimated that as of Sunday, 132,870 El Pasoans who were infected by the virus throughout the pandemic had since recovered. However, doctors caution that some people may experience ongoing health issues even after recovery.

Complete El Paso Covid-19 data from the health department can be viewed online at

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