COVID-19 update: 5 new virus deaths, 154 new cases


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Friday, the City of El Paso Department of Health reported 154 new positive cases. This marks the third day in a row this week where cases reported are in triple digits. This brings the cumulative number of cases to 129,884.

There are 7 additional cases that are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC (2020 Week) 44 and 47 and; (2021 Weeks) 11 and 13.  We are currently in CDC Week 13.

As far as other data, five new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 2,413.

These deaths did not occur on the same day, rather over a period of about five months.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include: one male in his 30s, one male in his 60s, one female in her 70s, one male in his 70s and one female in her 80s.

There are 2,155 active cases. Health officials advised that 125,151 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

Hospitalizations saw another decrease. There are 163 hospitalizations, a decrease of one from Thursday’s data. 55 in the ICU, also a decrease of 3, and 38 are on ventilators which remains the same from Thursday.

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