EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday – the highest increase in a day the county has experienced.
The current death toll is 354. There have been 63 deaths reported so far this week, which is also a record. The previous record of 48 deaths was set two weeks ago.
All except two victims had an underlying medical condition. They are identified as:
· 3 men in their 50s
· 3 men in their 60s
· 1 woman in her 60s
· 3 men in their 70s
· 1 woman in her 70s
· 4 men in their 80’s
1 male in the 80’s (no underlying medical condition)
· 2 women in their 80’s
· 3 men in their 90s
1man in his 90s (without baseline conditions)
· 2 women in their 90s
Local officials have said many times that the deaths they reported did not happen on the same day but over the past few weeks.
Officials said the deaths were reported at the same time as they received death certificate information at the same time.
Dr. Hector Ocaranza of the El Paso Health Authority said: “We continue to grieve the loss of loved ones in our community and have no words to describe the pain we feel. see for every family. “COVID-19’s continued presence must motivate all of us to strictly adhere to our persistent echo, which urges people to limit your interactions, to practice away from society.”
The Department of Health also reported 254 new cases. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 17,632. There have been more than 13,000 reported recoveries.
There are currently 4,173 known active cases.
Number of hospital admissions decreased from 194 to 183. There were 56 patients in the ICU, 13 fewer than the previous day. There are 37 patients on mechanical ventilation.
For a complete view of the Covid-19 data of the department of health click here.