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2nd El Paso Border Patrol agent has virus; 5 total infections among area CBP employees

EL PASO, Texas -- A second U.S. Border Patrol agent in the El Paso sector has now tested positive for the coronavirus, Chief patrol agent Gloria Chavez told ABC-7 on Wednesday.

That new case brought the total number of infections among Customs and Border Protection employees in the area to at least five. The Border Patrol is an arm of CBP.

The virus diagnosis of the first agent had been previously disclosed about a week go, Chavez said, and was included in a CBP count earlier this week of four El Paso employees with the virus. That agent was diagnosed after taking ill following travel to Mexico.

Chavez said the new case involved an agent who had just tested positive after feeling sick. That agent, she said, didn't have any recent contact with detainees either.

The head of the union representing El Paso's CBP workers has said agency is risking more infections because it hasn't taken enough steps to create more distance between employees and reduce the contact with the public.

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Jim Parker

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

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  1. Don’t you just love the need for validation and constant glorification. Fact is everyone needs everyone. If it wasn’t for immigrants them vegetables and fruits wouldnt be there for your enjoyment. Quit trying to place certain sectors above others. How about truck drivers? Etc etc. This constant need for the same 5 losers glorifying certain sectors is due to the lack of attention all their lives. I.e madmike

    1. Hey Moron! Even though I applaud our farmers, truck drivers, healthcare providers, cooks, grocery store employees, this story was about 2 Border Patrol agents.

      Why are you so negative towards Border Patrol, law enforcement & our great military?

      1. Hey Moron! Even though I applaud our farmers, truck drivers, healthcare providers, cooks, grocery store employees, this story was about 2 Border Patrol agents.

        Why are you so negative towards Border Patrol, law enforcement & our great military?

          1. Coming from an unemployed/unemployable loser, living off of welfare, in government-subsidized housing, named Alberto.

    2. Are you afraid that Border Patrol is going to deport you for having a fake social security card? Are you afraid you will lose your Section 8 apartment and food stamps.

    1. You are anti American but you sure love to sucking on my government’s welfare system. How much do you pay for your Section 8 apartment? How much food stamps do you get? And does your Medicaid pay for your Meth rehab?

  2. I love law enforcement. Don’t like glorification sideline cheerleaders like you. Section8? Food stamps? Meth? Lol. You are as stupid as they come.

  3. Dumbass Alberto aka fero2amadmikegeedubb has been trolling and ranting in this thread for over 4 hours. 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Proof positive he has no real life. No doubt he is a section 8 welfare queen on meth. You can’t fix his stupid.

    1. Fero2a the only people that are in welfare here is you and madmike. White collar welfare government fed loudmouths. As far as true section 8, probably your white famine down at the trailer parks off Montana. Why both of you are so well versed on that. So hush.

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