By Steven Zimmerman
SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – Again, we must start with the news of two (2) additional deaths. This now brings the countywide death toll up to 54.
Another increase is the total number of positive cases between San Elizario and the 79849 zip code. We now stand at fifty (50) cases in the latter.
One positive note, our total recoveries now stand at 1,028. Let’s pray that number continues to increase.
There were 252 tests reported as being conducted in the last twenty-four hours.
13 Active Cases within San Elizario City limits
1 Total Diagnosed Cases within San Elizario City limits
18 Recoveries in San Elizario
50 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.
54 Deaths reported in El Paso County
1,930 Total Number of Diagnosed Cases
837 Currently Under Monitoring – significant increase in this number.
78 Newly diagnosed cases countywide – another significant increase.
1,028 total number of recovered cases
848 total active cases in El Paso County
52 In ICU
16 On ventilators
3,076 total tests given by the Dept. of Public Health Lab. 252 tests administered/reported in the last twenty-four hours by the City/County of El Paso. 21,900 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:
- 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.
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