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El Paso shatters record with 540 reported cases; 7 more virus deaths

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The Department of Public Health has explained the seeming discrepancy in data that showed an increase of 540 new cases Tuesday morning, a new daily record for El Paso County.

At 9:44 a.m., more than two hours after announcing in a news release that there were 215 new cases Tuesday, the city explained in another news release that local health officials worked with the state to validate delayed local results conducted over the last three Centers for Disease Control weeks.

It added that, "the results have been retroactively placed in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly. "

Health officials also announced seven new deaths, bringing the death toll to 307. The latest deaths included...

  • Man in his 40s
  • 2 men in their 60s
  • 2 men in their 70s
  • Man in his 80s
  • Woman in her 90s
A screenshot of the City of El Paso's coronavirus dashboard. It shows 16,936 total cases, which is an increase of 540 from Monday. However, the dashboard shows an increase of 215 in the "New Cases" box. The city explained that it identified the results of delayed test results and added them in retroactively to the appropriate date when they were tested.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 16,936 confirmed cases in El Paso County with 12,388 reported recoveries. The number of known active cases now stands at 4,241, which is a new record.

Hospitalizations increased from 198 to 215. The number of ICU patients now stands at 75, with 35 patients on ventilators.

For a complete look at the health department's Covid-19 data for El Paso, click here.

Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.

Stephanie Valle

Stephanie Valle co-anchors ABC-7 at 5, 6 and 10 weeknights.



    1. Madmike and Ferocious2a once again wishing ill and death against others. There is something seriously wrong with you guys. What happened to you that you that you ended up old, hateful, bitter queens? Alberto has rented a mansion in your minds lol. Psychopaths for sure folks. Keep them in your prayers.

  1. The difference between 215 and 540 isn’t a discrepancy. It’s a major mistake. Can’t wait to see the article updated to see the reason why.

  2. KVIA should have found out why there was such a huge discrepancy before reporting it as “Shattering”. They look like the rest of the lame stream. …”Daily record obliterated, maybe”

    if you haven’t listened to a word I’ve said since this started I’ll say it again. …..infections are super high and the positives will be trickle reported to keep the fear and lock downs going. Evidence has proven me correct

  3. So, more PROPAGANDA PANIC PORN from the media.

    City of 750,000 people, tens of thousands more in this huge county PLUS MEXICO and New Mexico…

    …literally abutting our city, and we have a few thousand cases? Not bad.

    Sad for those who passed – but BLAME PEDO-JOE BIDEN’S FRIENDS IN RED CHINA.

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