Virus spreading like wildfire: El Paso sets new records for cases, hospitalizations and ICU use – KVIA El Paso

In addition to the 9,510 overall infections since Sunday, hospitalizations increased to 277 currently, with 91 patients in ICUs and over a 3rd of those (34) on ventilators.

Dr. Ocaranza implored those who should go out to wear face masks as required by state and local orders, as well as practice social distancing and participate in regular hand washing.

Those increasing numbers blamed on “neighborhood spread” consisted of 411 brand-new cases, the very first time El Paso has topped the 400 mark. Sunday also became the fifth day in a row of record everyday case counts, with Wednesday through Saturday each topping 350 everyday.

The newest fatality was a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions, bringing the overall variety of deaths amongst El Pasoans to 151.

Sundays spike in cases began a brand-new week that followed a record-setting one in which 2,146 brand-new infections were tape-recorded, shattering the previous record by a 3rd.

” This virus is spreading out like a wildfire in our neighborhood,” he explained in an immediate tone, “and the only way to slow the spread is for everyone to take this seriously and stay house.”

While Moore kept in mind that “all age groups have actually seen shocking boosts in Covid-19 case numbers in the past three weeks,” he indicated that younger El Pasoans in their 20s and 30s currently represent about half of all brand-new infections.

Total infections so far during the pandemic grew to over 9,500 together with a whopping 26 extra patients in regional medical facilities on Sunday and another virus-related death.

“The variety of cases in El Paso County has actually doubled in 3 weeks and at the current development pattern will double again– including more than 9,000 more brand-new cases– in 18 days,” observed Bob Moore of El Paso Matters, who tracks the weekly information and projections trends with a fancy set of charts and charts.

According to state of Texas data as of Saturday, El Paso only had 32 remaining ICU beds that werent inhabited. El Pasos Sunday morning numbers report recommended that ICU bed count would be additional minimized by 7.

The rise in hospitalizations forced the Las Palmas Del Sol Emergency Center to begin diverting clients over the weekend, with a University Medical Center spokesman including: “This is a rise that is affecting all hospitals.”

EL PASO, Texas– El Pasos Countys top physician declared Sunday early morning that the coronavirus is “spreading out like wildfire” as he announced record-setting day-to-day numbers of new cases, patients and hospitalizations listed in extensive care.

El Paso City-County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza stated the “disconcerting spike in cases is regrettably due to community spread.”