El Paso has 4 more fatalities for 14 straight days of virus deaths – KVIA El Paso

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The total number of El Pasoans who have actually died throughout the pandemic has now reached 273.

EL PASO, Texas– The El Paso health department revealed four additional coronavirus deaths on Sunday, marking 14 straight days of Covid-19 deaths being reported in the county.

While a few of that stretch may be attributed to increased testing, El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore – who examines the health department information weekly – believes its “suggesting a much deeper spread of Covid-19 in the neighborhood.”

Health leaders also reported 302 new virus cases, bringing the cumulative infection count to 14,712.

Throughout the just completed month of July, brand-new cases were up 40% when compared to the rest the pandemic, with majority of the those infections occurring in people under 40.

Hospitalizations in El Paso due to virus-related illnesses increased by four to reach 278 as of Sunday early morning, while the numbers of patients in the ICU visited one to 104. Those requiring ventilators stayed the exact same at 53.

The latest deaths consisted of a man in his 90s and three women – one each in her 50s, 60s and 70s. All had health problems, authorities indicated.

El Paso has had five straight weeks of over 1,000 new cases each, and Sundays tally puts the county nearly a 3rd of the method there for a possible 6th week.

While hospitalizations have actually decreased steadily over the past week, those “numbers stay well above what we d seen prior to July,” Moore observed.

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