116 New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in El Paso, Texas
Early on the morning of May 21st, The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has reported 116 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, which brings the total confirmed cases in El Paso, Texas to 2,046.
Sadly, three additional deaths have been announced, which brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in El Paso, Texas to 57.
May 21st COVID-19 Update for El Paso
On May 11th, The City Council unanimously voted to extend El Paso's emergency ordinances till June 10th, 2020. It was also announced that Governor Greg Abbott will delay El Paso's reopening to one week, as requested by El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and other local elected officials.
El Pasoans are strongly urged to follow safety precautions as the city begins to reopen, along with the rest of the state of Texas. Have some common sense when going out and about El Paso. Even though there has been a drop in cases, that might just mean results have not come in yet. We must continue to practice social distancing as we work to create our new normal in our community.
PLEASE, 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.