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Coronavirus deaths in El Paso rise to 6 as positive cases increase by 47 to 393

Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported, bringing the total to six. The 85-year-old man and 51-year-old man both had underlying health conditions, officials said.

Positive cases in El Paso County are 203 females and 190 males.

“People need to realize that things will continue getting Elpaso News worse in El Paso if they don’t adhere to the Stay Home, Work Safe orders,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, city/county health authority.

"If we don’t stay at home, practice social distancing, and wear the recommended face coverings when in public, it is only a matter of time before one of our loved ones is struck by COVID-19 and we do not want more devastated families," he added.


Officials said 4,866 tests have been conducted in El Paso.

Ocaranza said 43% of the cases are people younger than 30, but said the ones suffering the consequences and severity of complications are older family members.

“Those are the ones we need to protect,” he said.

Officials said 65 patients are hospitalized, and 27 of those are in intensive care, with eight on ventilators.

El Paso public health officials said that 48 patients have recovered from COVID-19.

Cluster of COVID-19 cases at health care facility
City officials said a health care facility that has seen a cluster of COVID-19 cases now has 32 cases. Ocaranza said that initially, 11 cases were reported. He would not confirm Press Release Distribution Service In El paso a report that a person from the facility has died.

Officials again refused to name the facility. Ocaranza cited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act confidentiality requirements.

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