Three New COVID Deaths; County Numbers Spike; 25 Active Cases in San Eli

By Steven Zimmerman

UPDATED AT 10:40 A.M – The City of San Elizario has released their numbers. We now have a total of twenty-five (25) active cases with a total of fifty (50) cases diagnosed within the City.

Percent wise, .27%, less than 1% of our population is carrying an active case of COVID-19. Our overall infection rate is also under one percent point at .55%.

Countywide, the infection rate is .24% of the overall population of El Paso County.

Let’s not focus on the fact that in San Elizario we have the second highest number of active cases among the municipalities within the County of El Paso, let’s focus on the fact that we are doing alright.

I know it’s hard to see the positives in all of this, but if we focus on the increasing recovery rates and the low rate of infection, we can begin to see a silver lining in all of this.

Horizon has seventeen (17) active with thirty-eight (28) total cases.

Montana Visa has ten (10) active cases with twenty-three (23) total cases.

The City of Socorro has ten (10) active cases with a total of forty-two (42) diagnosed cases.

Fabens has nine (9) active cases with a total of twenty (20) diagnosed cases.

Tornillo has seven (7) active cases with a total of twenty-seven (27) total diagnosed cases.

Clint has four (4) active cases with a total of fourteen (14) diagnosed.

Canutillo has twenty-five (25) cases with a total of fifty-seven (57) diagnosed cases.

Vinton has a total of three (3) active and diagnosed cases.

Anthony has a total of four (4) active cases and five (5) total diagnosed cases.

SAN ELIZARIO, TEXAS – The City and County of El Paso, starting today, releasing COVID numbers earlier in the day. The reason for this is because the number we report to you do not reflect actual cases from the day before. As I’ve been sharing on every post, these numbers are delayed between two to fourteen days.

We do not yet have updates for San Elizario. When we do, we will share those numbers and update this article.

Today’s numbers to begin on a somber note. Three additional deaths are being reported as COVID related. The total now stands at fifty-seven (57) dead.

The patients, all with underlying health conditions, include:

·       a female in her 40s

·       a male in his 60s

·       a male in his 80s

The City also reported it’s second highest spike in positive cases with 116 new cases. The largest spike was May 14th with 151 cases having been reported.


25 Active Cases within San Elizario City limits

50 Total Diagnosed Cases within San Elizario City limits

25 Recoveries in San Elizario 


57 Deaths reported in El Paso County

2,046 Total Number of Diagnosed Cases

818 Currently Under Monitoring – significant increase in this number.

78 Newly diagnosed cases countywide – another significant increase.

1,106 total number of recovered cases

883 total active cases in El Paso County

109 Hospitalized

56 In ICU

18 On ventilators

3,237 total tests given by the Dept. of Public Health Lab. 161 tests administered/reported in the last twenty-four hours by the City/County of El Paso.

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.


The City of El Paso has a page, EPStrong, that reports the numbers and is updated once per day. This page has a wealth of information and can be found here, or by clicking below:

City of El Paso COVID-19 Cases | El Paso Strong

TESTED BY: The Dept. of Public Health Lab TESTED BY: Other Outside Laboratories The locations on this map are only approximations of COVID-19 positive cases. *This data will be updated by 5pm each day.

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.

City of El Paso Press Releases:

2020.05.21_COVID-19_ City R… by San Eli News on Scribd

2020.05.21_COVID-19_ Brote … by San Eli News on Scribd

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