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El Paso surpasses 15,000 confirmed cases; 2 new virus deaths reported

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- El Paso County has now had 15,142 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

The Department of Public Health announced two new virus deaths and 228 new cases Tuesday morning.

The death toll now stands at 278. The health department said the two victims were men; one in his 60s, the other in his 70s. Both had underlying health conditions.

El Paso County has now recorded virus-related deaths for 16 straight days as of Tuesday.

There were 3,621 known active cases. That number has been increasing for the past three days. There have now been 11,243 reported recoveries, although research shows some who recover from Covid-19 may face long term health issues stemming from the virus.

Hospitalizations increased from 288 to 290. However, the number of patients in El Paso's ICUs decreased from 103 to 96. It's the first time the number of ICU patients has been below 100 since July 25.

There are 42 patients on ventilators, 10 fewer than the day before.

In the past seven days, on average, 10.2 percent of tests conducted in El Paso County are coming back positive.

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

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Mauricio Casillas

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



  1. Cover you face. Keep your distance. Or stay home. Choose one from boxes A, B, or C. Even your desperate president is telling you to wear a mask. You don’t want to get on his bad side, do you?

  2. Ur2comadrona
    People just need to believe in God to be healthy and forget about all those corrupt fear-monger politicians and doped scientists, if you stop believing in God, bad things will happen to you such as depression and the flu (coronavirus). Of course, drug addicts do not believe in God because drugs such as Prozac and mets are Gods for them and as consequence they believe in the science doomsayers propaganda they believe in the coronavirus. Note I’m not a dem follower or a rep follower and I do not belong to any religious organization. I just believe in God. If you think religions believe in God is like saying politicians believe in democracy. Of course those under drugs can believe in coronavirus.

    1. Leave God out of it. He doesn’t care if you are a criminal, or a priest. If you don’t take precautions you will be sick with Covid. And , dude, if you are so religious why are being an ass and insulting people. Comadrona tu Abuela. Ella fue la que te trajo, Guey.

      1. Ur2comadrona
        Since I believe in the creator I won’t be coronavirus sick, because coronavirus is just a mental virus, and in fact you are just a comadrona, a paranoic comadrona infecting people with your nefastus and low IQ ways of thinking. Note I’m not a religious person, I believe in the creation. Religions groups are just social institutions. Neither I’m a politician. All politicians are corrupt.

        1. How did you escape from the Loony bin. Did your Creator help you escape? Estes loquito, Guey. Somebody call 911 and report a 5150. We got a nut loose in the streets of El Paso.

          1. Ur2comadrona
            Your level of ignorance is amazing, so you believe that a person who believes in God is crazy what a doped guy, I guess all coronavirus believers are just like you, addicts to drugs who have their brain burned my meths.

    1. Tell that to your Governor and YOUR president. They are telling you that they do work. And I’m telling you that you can’t go anywhere without a mask unless you think you are a Privileged Karen.

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