496 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in El Paso, Texas
As of January 18th, 2021, The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has reported 496 new COVID-19 confirmed cases. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in El Paso, Texas is now at 107,191.
Eight (8) new death has been reported today. The virus deaths did not occur on the same day, according to the health department. The total confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in El Paso, Texas is now at 1590.
457 El Pasoans are currently hospitalized, 157 patients are in ICU and 100 patients are currently on ventilators.
El Pasoans are strongly urged to follow safety precautions to keep this city from continuing this increase.
Free testing has also been extended and expanded 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.
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.