El Paso records third week of declining COVID-19 cases

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The City of El Paso reported two additional deaths associated with COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total number of fatalities to 417 — 27 of those within the last week.

According to the City, the deaths include a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 60s. The women did not die on the same day. As of Saturday, the City says there are still 106 deaths that may be linked to COVID-19. Those cases are pending confirmation from the El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The City reported 123 new cases on Saturday and 22 delayed cases from the State of Texas. This brings the total number of cases to-date to 20,217 in El Paso. Data provided by El Paso health officials show 170 delayed cases this week that were conducted within the last eight weeks. The City says they are working to determine which weeks these delayed cases are associated with.

There are 139 people hospitalized in El Paso, with 51 in ICU and 27 on ventilators. After an encouraging period of hospitalization rate decline, the number has stagnated in the last week.

Health officials say 16,766 patients—83 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,928 active cases.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

'I held him': El Paso bar DJ recalls stabbing on Cincinnati Ave.

El Paso 'Dreamer' reacts to Biden preserving DACA, says more needs to be done

'Texas Rally for Life' caravan draws hundreds to state Capitol in Austin

Local lawmakers respond to Texas AG lawsuit, call rhetoric 'reckless'

School counselor retires after 36 years, expects more teachers and staff to follow due to COVID-19

Chaparral man faces federal charges after alleged carjacking and high-speed chase

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link