Health Department reports 1,300 new coronavirus cases, man in his 20s among 18 new deaths

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Department of Public Health reports 1,300 new coronavirus cases and 18 new deaths in the borderland.

According to a press release, all 18 patients had underlying health conditions. They include: one man in his 20s, one female in her 40s, one man in his 50s, three males in their 60s, three males in their 70s, two females in their 70s, three males in their 80s, two females in their 80s and two men in their 90s.

City officials say the deaths did not occur on the same day.

As of Friday, El Paso now has a total of 59,852 positive cases and 657 total deaths.

So far, 35,143 patients have been designated as having recovered from the virus, while more than 24,000 cases remain active.

According to health officials, there are currently 1,049 patients hospitalized and 311 in the ICU.

For a more detailed look at COVID-19 data, visit the City’s COVID-19 dashboard at epstrong.org.

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