EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County easily topped 16,000 confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday morning when nearly 300 people died from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health officials reported five new deaths, bringing the number to 291 – with 22 of them coming in the past week. There have been 20 consecutive days of reported death toll in El Paso County, the longest running area of the pandemic.
Health officials said the latest deaths involved three men in their 70s and two men in their 90s. So far, figures show the number of men killed by vi. Withdrawal in El Paso County was disproportionately higher than in women.
Officials also reported 132 more viral infections on Saturday, bringing the total to date 16,040. By the end of the week, the district added 1,630 infections and the health ministry’s data reflected a 13.2% increase in the number of cases compared to the previous 7 days – ending the decline in new infections. in a few weeks.
The county’s positive rate is also rising – the percentage of people tested returning positive for the virus. The 7-day alternating positive rate is now 12.02% in El Paso, significantly higher than the Johns Hopkins University suggested positive rate of 5% or less.
The proportion of people who tested positive with no symptoms – meaning no external signs of infection but were carriers – is now 22%, slightly up.
Hospital admissions continued to decline on Saturday, falling to 234. This is the lowest number of patients hospitalized in just over a month. Of these 78 patients were placed on the intensive care list, with the number of requests for ventilator in the past day increasing by 5 to 38.
As of Saturday, there have been 11,842 recovered cases listed in El Paso. However, recent medical research shows that some people recovering may face persistent health consequences from being infected.