EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – The El Paso Department of Public Health reported 24 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday – the largest increase in a single day in the county.
The death toll is currently 354. So far, 63 deaths have been registered, which is also a record. The previous record of 48 deaths was set two weeks ago.
All but two victims had basic health conditions. They were identified as:
· 3 men in their 50s
· 3 men in their 60s
· 1 woman in her 60s
· 3 males in the 70s
· 1 woman in her 70s
· 4 males in their 80s
· 1 man in his 80s (without basic conditions)
· 2 women in their 80s
· 3 men in the 90s
· 1 man in the 90s (without basic conditions)
· 2 women in the 90s
Local officials have repeatedly said that the deaths they report do not usually occur on the same day, but rather in recent weeks.
Authorities said the death was announced at the same time, as they received information about the death certificate at about the same time.
“We continue to be shattered by the loss of loved ones in our community, and there are no words to express the grief we feel for each of the families,”
The health department also announced 254 new cases. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 17,632. There are already more than 13,000 reported recoveries.
There are currently 4173 known active cases.
Hospitalizations decreased from 194 to 183. There are 56 patients in the stroke ward, which is 13 less than the day before. There are 37 patients on ventilators.
For a full look at the Department of Health’s Covid-19 data, click here.