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El Paso County sees 31 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 482; no new deaths reported

Thirty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday by El Paso officials, bringing the county's total number to 482.

The number of deaths remained at seven.

Positive cases in El Paso County are 248 females and 234 EL Paso News males, city of El Paso Department of Public Health officials said.

They said 38 patients are hospitalized, and 11 are in ICU. Officials say 63 people have recovered.

A news release Friday night said city and county officials are reviewing federal and state executive orders to determine whether any amendments will be made to local orders.

The Governor’s steps to reopen the State provides hope that Press Release Distribution Service In EL Paso we will move forward from this pandemic,” Mayor Dee Margo said. “However, the reopening of El Paso is contingent on the rate of infection and residents complying with the current Stay Home Order. Until we see a consistent decrease in our positive cases, we will not be ready to lift restrictions.

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