The number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso County have now reach triple digits, with 106 positive cases.
Health officials implore the community to stay home as the number of cases are expected to accelerate dramatically over the next several weeks.
Today, Saturday, April 4, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) reported ten (10) new cases. Positive cases in El Paso County include 57 females and 49 males; see accompanying graphics and map. As of today, there are 26 hospitalized and 8 of those hospitalized are currently in ICU.
“It is unfortunate that we have now seen our numbers grow past one hundred, but this is only the beginning. As I have repeatedly stated, we will continue to see our numbers escalate without the community’s strict cooperation,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, City/County Health Authority. “This disease must be taken seriously and the best protection against COVID-19 is for us to stay apart from others including our loved ones—as difficult as this is for us.”
Residents are reminded again to stay in their home and if they must run essential errands they should to do so by themselves and avoid taking seniors and children with them. As they make their way in the community, they must maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
COVID-19 signs and symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If these symptoms don’t improve they should contact their healthcare provider or seek medical attention.
The 21-COVID hotline is operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referral, services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit www.epstrong.org.