14 new virus deaths in the Borderland; active cases near 30,000

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Department of Public health reported 14 virus-related deaths, along with 863 new cases on Wednesday.

According to a release, all 14 patients had underlying health conditions. They include one woman and one man in their 50s, one woman and one man in their 60s, one woman and one man in their 70s, one woman and two males in their 80s, two woman and three men in their 90s.

According to the data on epstrong.org, the number of active cases in El Paso now stands at 29, 118.

As of Wednesday, the Borderland has had 67,484 positive COVID-19 cases and 696 total deaths.

Hospitalizations remain high, with 1,091 patients hospitalized, and 279 in the ICU.

Although 37,275 people have recovered from the virus, the El Paso County continues to see a spike in cases.

As a reminder, El Paso is still under the lock down put in place by County Judge Ricardo Samaniego. The order is to expire Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.

For a detailed look at COVID-19 data in El Paso, visit epstrong.org.

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