El Paso reports nearly 200 breakthrough COVID-19 cases


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Monday, the city reported 189 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases and at least one death of a fully vaccinated individual. The update also showed a total of 14 deaths related to COVID-19 infections, which were mostly men along with one woman.

Breakthroughs are defined as individuals who are infected after being fully vaccinated. Their ages ranged by 40 years old and 90 years old.

Recently, 750 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the area and there are 83 cases being investigated by the state. There are 1,515 active cases in the region and 135,396 people have recovered.

Residents interested in getting vaccinated against the virus can attend information events at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Aug. 25 at the Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center and at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Aug. 26 at Veterans Park Recreation Center.

Testing for the virus can also be done at the El Paso Convention Center between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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