EL PASO, Texas – El Paso passed a total of 60,000 coronavirus infections by Saturday morning, with more than 40% of them currently active, while another record-setting hospitalization rate and death toll continued. increase.
Health officials reported 1,020 new cases and 232 delayed positive cases, out of a total of 1,252 additional cases. The number of active infections is 24,562.
Four more deaths were reported on Saturday, bringing the total to 661. The latest victims were a woman in her 30s, a woman in her 40s, a man in his 50s and a man aged 90. There have been 52 virus-related deaths reported in just the past 4 days in El Paso.
Hospital admissions hit a new all-time high of 1,064 patients, including 315 patients undergoing special care and 169 in need of ventilators. The hospital capacity of Covid-19 patients is about 50%.
Due to the influx of local hospitals, the county order is currently in effect prohibiting all non-essential businesses and services from operating and imposing a nightly curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. executed by the El Paso police along with the deputies and the chief.
For a complete look at the health department data on Covid-19 in El Paso, visit epstrong.org.
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