Numbers Rise: Deaths, 5; New Cases Announced

By Steven Zimmerman

SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce that all of the COVID numbers released by the City and County of El Paso have increased. The worst being the number of new deaths.

Five (5) additional people have succumbed to COVID-19. They are, as reported by the City/County, as follows:

·       a female in her 60s, with no underlying conditions

·       a female in her 90s

·       a male in his 50s

·       a male in his 60s

·       a male in his 70s

Let’s keep their families in our collective prayers.

COVID-19 UPDATE

13 Active Cases within San Elizario City limits

1 Total Diagnosed Cases within San Elizario City limits

18 Recoveries in San Elizario 

42 Total Diagnosed within zip code 79849

All numbers in San Elizario remain unofficial until the City of San Elizario is able to release new data. We are simply extrapolating for data we have at hand.

COUNTYWIDE NUMBERS

52 Deaths reported in El Paso County

1,852 Total Number of Diagnosed Cases

868 Currently Under Monitoring – significant increase in this number.

52 Newly diagnosed cases countywide – another significant increase.

984 total number of recovered cases

816 total active cases in El Paso County

107 Hospitalized

46 In ICU

18 On ventilators

2,824 total tests given by the Dept. of Public Health Lab. 78 tests administered/reported in the last twenty-four hours by the City/County of El Paso. 21,000 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:
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet);
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks;
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs; and
  • Be aware that some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Press Releases from the City of El Paso:

2020.05.19_COVID-19_ City R… by San Eli News on Scribd

2020.05.19_COVID-19_Se Repo… by San Eli News on Scribd

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