New COVID-19 Data Reveals 10 Clusters at 120 Facilities in El Paso
El Paso health officials have released Cluster Data of COVID 19 related cases in our area.
According to the epstrong.org, of the current 2,340 positive cases, 813 of those cases are related to a cluster - a collection of two or more cases of the virus in the same area at the same time.
At this time there are 10 clusters seen at one of 120 facilities including:
- 21 Care facilities for the elderly (216 cases)
- 40 General businesses (187 cases)
- 26 Healthcare facilities (180 cases)
- 6 Correctional-Detention facilities (102 cases)
- 13 Government (52 cases)
- 5 Call centers (33 cases)
- 6 Big Box stores (15 cases)
- 4 Construction (12 cases)
- 4 Schools (12 cases)
- 1 Shelters (four cases)
The findings by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health also reveals that the source of exposure is due to about 50 percent close contact (such as family members, friends or co-workers), 20 percent seems to be community-transmitted cases and 20 percent are travel-related while about 10 percent of the cases are under investigation.
It’s worth noting that infected persons with little to no symptoms (asymptomatic) can continue to spread the virus to others. This is why it’s so important that every individual should continue to wash their hands, wear protective masks when going out and continue to social-distance to protect each other, especially those around us who are most vulnerable such as a person 65 or older and/or with pre-existing health conditions.
For more information, call 915-21-COVID or visit epstrong.org.
Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: