125 New COVID-19 Cases in El Paso, Texas
As of August 17th, 2020, The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has reported 125 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, which brings the cumulative total of confirmed cases in El Paso, Texas to 18,486.
Three additional death has been reported today. The total confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in the El Paso is now at 361.
El Pasoans are strongly urged to follow safety precautions to keep this city from continuing this increase. As we prepare for students to go back to school, please show them this video:
Free testing as also been extended so please if you feel it is necessary, get tested for the safety of you, your family, and our community. Please still take some caution when going out and engaging in activities with others. The City of El Paso would also like to highlight businesses that are taking the Pledge to Safety, as they continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They have shared a video to help better explain the pledge. https://youtu.be/cOaKWFQVim4 Have some common sense when going out and about El Paso. We must continue to practice social distancing as we work to create our new normal in our community. Please wear a face mask to help keep those around you safe. If you feel sick, please go out and get tested. Here is a video by The City of El Paso stressing the importance of testing:
PLEASE stay home if you do not need to be out.
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If you need any questions answered, please call the 21-COVID hotline which is operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For referral, services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit www.epstrong.org.