EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The El Paso Department of Public Health on Thursday morning announced three more people had died from Covid-19, bringing the county’s death toll to 125.
Officials identified the victims as a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 60s. All had underlying health conditions.
With 175 new infections reported, there have now been triple-digit increases in cases in five out the past six days.
Since Saturday, more than 800 new infections have occurred, with the majority of those involving El Pasoans in their 20s and 30s, according to health department data.
El Paso has now had 4,984 confirmed cases.
The health department reported 3,465 El Pasoans had recovered as of Thursday, meaning there were 1,394 known active cases — a new all-time high.
There were 108 patients in El Paso hospitals with virus-related illness; 48 of those patients are in the ICU and 20 are on ventilators.
The below graph created by ABC-7 using health department data shows the spike in the daily number of new coronavirus cases since May.
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