COVID-19 data reveals that the virus is still prevalent in El Paso, with as many as 199 breakthrough cases and 11 breakthrough deaths reported.

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According to EPstrong.org, seven people have died this past week, with a cumulative total number of 2,730 deaths this year so far.

Six of the patients had underlying health conditions from the seven that passed, and one had no underlying health conditions. They include:

  • 1 - male in his 40s
  • 1 - female in her 50s
  • 1 - female in her 60s
  • 1 - male in his 70s
  • 2 - females in their 80s (one of the two had no underlying health conditions)
  • 1 - male in his 90s

The CDC data also shows that 199 breakthrough COVID-19 cases have occurred this past week, with one of the new deaths also known to be a breakthrough COVID-19 death, for a cumulative total of 11 breakthrough deaths.

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Residents who are still on the fence about taking the COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to stop by one of the COVID-19 Vaccine Information events on August 11 and 12 at 5:30 PM at Galatzan Recreation Center (650 Wallenberg Dr.) and The Beast Urban Park (13501 Jason Crandall Dr.).

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Health officials will be offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to students, parents, and the general public at a pop-up event on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Valle High School (950 Bordeaux Dr.) and Parkland High School (5932 Quail Ave.).

Other vaccine sites include:

  • El Paso Convention Center
  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

City COVID-19 Clinics are also available from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. / Monday through Saturday:

  • 220 S. Stanton
  • 9341 Alameda
  • 7380 Remcon
  • 9566 Railroad

For more on COVID-19 visit, EPSTRONG.ORG.

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