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5 new virus deaths, 361 new cases reported in El Paso

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The El Paso Department of Public Health announced five new deaths, and 361 new cases on Friday.

The death toll now stands 150.

The health department identified the latest victims as three men, one each in their 40s, 60s and 70s. The other two were women in their 80s.

All of these victims had underlying health conditions, officials said.

There have now been 1,793 new confirmed cases reported this week. That's a new record for weekly cases, with the previous record being the 1,623 cases identified last week.

It's worth noting that the current record will increase when Saturday's totals are announced.

There have now been 8,746 confirmed cases, and of those 3,255 are considered active -- which is a new all-time high. There have now been 5,341 confirmed recoveries.

Hospitalizations increased from 258 to 261, which is a new peak. The number of patients needing intensive care increased from 81 to 84. There are 32 patients currently on ventilators.

For a complete look at the health department's latest data, click here.

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El Paso native Mauricio Casillas is a former co-anchor of ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.


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