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


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

Latest Headlines

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

'The worst happened': Funeral held for young man killed in Fabens mud race track accident

UTEP announces 100 percent capacity for all sporting events in 2021-22

Northeast gets its first market

Moms Demand Action hold rally against permitless gun carry law

Licon comes up short in Olympic Trials

Alvarado psychologist testifies in court-martial

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link