El Paso, Texas Now Has 540 Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 9 New
On April 20th, 2020 The City of El Paso has released the latest numbers for COVID-19 cases in the city. As of tonight, El Paso stands at 9 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 540 confirmed cases.
No new deaths were reported. During the virtual press conference and later in the press release, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo did say that the spike in cases is from a delay from processing the tests in a private lab.
The City of El Paso is urging El Pasoans to continue to follow the 'Stay Home, Work Safe' order and doesn't want people to go back to visiting and partying with family or friends who do not live in their household. Mayor Margo and El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego are working together to plan out how to safely start reopening El Paso in regards to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's order to begin reopening the state.
It is scary how fast the virus can be spread, especially when people are not practicing social distancing. Please take the proper precautions to keep you, your family, friends, and coworkers safe. Ultimately, keep your fellow El Pasoan healthy. Stay strong, stay healthy.
PLEASE, PLEASE stay home if you do not need to be out. We need to stop this before things escalate.
The CDC now advises anyone who is going out to work or to purchase essentials, please wear a cloth face covering while practicing social distancing.
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