By Amin Abd Al-Shahid
We apologize for the tardiness of todays posting of COVID numbers.
SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – There has been one new death reported, brining the overall number to 47.
There has also been an increase of positive cases within the 79849 postal codes. According to the City of El Paso, the San Eli number now stands at 40 total diagnosed cases.
The last numbers shared by the City of San Elizario show there are 13 active cases and 31 total diagnosed cases within the city itself.
There is one new death to report. This was a male in his 40s. It is being reported that he had underlying conditions.
There are also 71 newly diagnosed cases within the County of El Paso.
13 Active Cases within San Elizario City limits
31 Total Diagnosed Cases within San Elizario City limits
18 Recoveries in San Elizario
40 Total Diagnosed within zip code 79849
All numbers in San Elizario remain unofficial until the City of San Elizario releases new data. We are simply extrapolating for data we have at hand.
47 Deaths reported in El Paso County
1,772 Total Number of Diagnosed Cases
882 Currently Under Monitoring – significant increase in this number.
71 Newly diagnosed cases countywide – another significant increase.
903 total number of recovered cases
822 total active cases in El Paso County
32 In ICU
13 On ventilators
2,709 total tests given by the Dept. of Public Health Lab. 59 tests administered/reported in the last twenty-four hours by the City/County of El Paso. 18,900 administered in total, countywide.
Please note, there can be a delay of 2 to 14 days before the City of El Paso shares data with the media. The above numbers may not accurately reflect the current state of public health.
Below are a few tips that everyone should do to stay healthy and be teaching children to do the same:
· Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
· Stay home if you are sick.
· Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
· Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks).
· Launder items including washable plush toys as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
Know how it spreads:
· There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
· At this time, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
· The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
o Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet);
o Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks;
o These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs; and
o Be aware that some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
COVID UPDATE FROM LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES:
Rogelio Sanchez Unit (reports an increase in numbers)
The Rogelio Sanchez State Jail is reporting thirty-four (34) positive cases among their inmate population – this is an increase of five. There are 148 inmates in the unit who are on medical restriction, while thirty-five (35) are in medical isolation. It’s unclear if those on restriction or in medical isolation will be tested as the TDCJ only reports that one (1) inmate are awaiting test results.
El Paso County Detention System (no cases)
No cases reported as of May 17, 2020.
Within the three facilities that make up La Tuna, continues to report only one confirmed case of COVID-19 among staff and no cases among the inmate population.
Juvenile Detention Facility
The Juvenile Detention Facility and the Juvenile Probation Department refuses to respond to San Eli News.
Otero County Prison Facility (remains the same for ICE. BOP reports an increase)
On the ICE side, there are seven (7) detainees who are positive with COVID-19. This number has decreased by twelve.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons reports two (2) inmate on the BOP side of Otero as testing positive for COVID-19.
The El Paso Processing Center continues to show ten (10) detainees who have tested positive. This number has increased by two.