UPDATE: Numbers clarified; El Paso Department of Health reports 7 new COVID-19-related deaths, 215 new cases


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Department of Public Health clarified a discrepancy today in the number of new cases being reported. The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases being reported today is 16,936, which includes 215 new cases, and 325 delayed testing results being reported by the State.

According to today’s release, 7 virus related deaths were also reported. All patients had underlying conditions. They include:

  • 1 male in  his 40s
  • 2 males in their 60s
  • 2 males in their 70s
  • 1 male in his 80s
  • 1 female in her 90s

The numbers bring the death toll to 307 deaths and 16,936 COVID-19 cases in El Paso.

As of today, 4,241 cases remain active, while 12,388 patients have been designated as having recovered from the virus.

There are currently 208 patients in the hospital, 75 in the ICU, and 35 are on ventilators.

For a complete look at the county’s COVID-19 date, click here.

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