City of El Paso reports 159 breakthrough COVID-19 cases, five deaths

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The city of El Paso’s Public Health Department announced over 150 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths related to infections.

Health officials say 159 reported cases were breakthrough infections, which are when a fully-vaccinated individual tests positive for COVID-19. The new figures were released on Tuesday morning.

Five individuals who died after being infected with COVID-19 were not vaccinated, according to the city. Three of the individuals were men in their 50’s. Two others were one woman in her 70’s and one in her 80’s.

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