EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – The death toll in El Paso County is now 657 after the health department reported 18 new coronavirus-related deaths on Friday morning.
It marked the second day in a row that El Paso saw a double-digit increase in the death toll.
The health ministry identified the latest victim as:
- 1 man in his 20s
- 1 woman in her 40s
- 1 man in his 50s
- 3 men in their 60s
- 3 men in their 70s
- 2 women in their 70s
- 3 men in the 80’s
- 2 women in their 80’s
- 2 men in their 90s
Health officials said they all have an underlying health condition.
Health officials also announced 1,300 new cases. It leaves El Paso with 23,702 known active cases, which is again a new record. The average positive rate is currently 24.24% in El Paso.
Hospital admissions hit another record high of 1,049, with a record 311 patients in the ICU.
Also on Friday morning, the US military deployed 60 medical personnel to hospitals flooded with El Paso to help treat patients.
For a complete look at El Paso’s Covid-19 data click here.
Surgery and hospitalizations – and now El Paso’s death toll is growing rapidly:
• 18 deaths (40 in two days)
• 1,300 new cases
• 23,702 active cases (recording)
• 1,049 people hospitalized (record)
• 311 in ICU (T-record)
• 24.24% average + rate (record) https://t.co/X8W2nhOUae pic.twitter.com/RS5X1hqOkb
– Erik Elken KVIA ABC-7 (@ErikElkenKVIA) November 6, 2020