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5 virus deaths, 237 new cases reported in El Paso; number of ICU patients reaches new high

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Five more people have died from complications of coronavirus in El Paso County, health officials said Tuesday morning.

The latest victims included three women, one each in their 40s, 60s and 80s; and two men, one in his 70s and another in his 80s.

The death toll now stands at 157.

The El Paso Department of Public Health also reported 237 new cases Tuesday.

Hospitalizations decreased from 285 to 283, however the number of patients in intensive care reached a new peak -- 98. There are also 40 patients on ventilators.

There have now been 9,953 confirmed cases with 6,094 reported recoveries. That left El Paso with 3,716 active cases on Tuesday, which is a new record.

The health department reported that nearly 20% of those infected in El Paso are asymptomatic, which means they show no sign of infection but can transmit the virus to others.

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

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Mauricio Casillas

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

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