Hospitalizations reach all-time high, 1,128 new cases reported

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso continues to see rising COVID-19 hospitalizations, as well active cases.

Two new virus-related deaths were reported on Thursday by the City of El Paso Department of Health, bringing the total of deaths to 585.

Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include one male in his 70s and one male in his 90s.

There are 14,359 active cases, another record high for El Paso. The City also reported 934 hospitalizations and 245 individuals in the ICU, again both highs.

The Health Department reported 1,128 new cases, as well as 486 weeks-old cases that are part of the delayed local results issued by the State. The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 40, 42, 43 and 44. We are currently in CDC Week 44.

Health officials said that 29,856 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.

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