EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso broke a daily record for COVID-19-related deaths with 14 on Thursday, health officials reported.
The previous daily record for the number of deaths was eight in late May. The death toll in El Paso is now 173.
According to the Department of Public Health, all of the victims had underlying conditions. The victims are:
- 2 women in their 70s
- 1 man in his 70s
- 1 woman in her 80s
- 4 men in their 80s
- 4 women in their 90s
- 2 men in their 90s
The Department of Health also reported 340 new cases today, bringing the total to 10,638. Of those, 3,708 are active, 272 are hospitalized, 100 are in the ICU, and 39 are on ventilators.
Currently, 6,757 cases have been designated as being recovered.
Health officials urge residents to stay home if possible, but if you must go out it is essential to practice social distancing, wear a face cover, frequently wash your hands with soap and water and if feeling even mildly under the weather resident’s should stay home.
For a more detailed look at the number of cases, click here.