Two zip codes on the east side of town continue to lead the county in number of coronavirus cases, city data shows.

The zip code with the most COVID-19 positives as of May 17 is still 79938, with a total of 236 cumulative confirmed cases. From last Sunday, May 10, to this past Sunday, May 17, it has grown by forty-three. The neighboring 79936 ZIP code also grew by 43 new cases in the same week and now has a cumulative total of 215 since health officials began tracking the virus in early March.

It should be noted the city’s ZIP code case counts do not account for population differences across ZIP codes and therefore may be a bit misleading as far as where the highest infection rates in the county are concentrated.

While no other zip codes were in the triple digits on Mother’s Day, there are now three more one week later; 79912 in West El Paso, 79928, which encompasses Horizon City, and 79924 in North East. Socorro’s zip code, 79927, has grown by 23 and sits just under 100 with 98 total cases. 79907, which includes Ysleta del Sur, also has 98 cases and is one of the five zip codes that has seen the biggest one week jump.

Top 5 Gainers, Total - May 10 to May 17

79938: +43
79936: +43
79924: +39
79928: +35
79907: +32

The City of El Paso

TOTAL by Zip Code May 10 - May 17

79938 193 to 236 (+43)
79936 172 to 215 (+43)
79928 93 to 128 (+35)
79912 99 to 121 (+22)
79924 68 to 107 (+39)
79927 75 to 98 (+23)
79907 66 to 98 (+32)
79915 60 to 81 (+21)
79925 55 to 77 (+22)
79905 59 to 70 (+11)
79932 56 to 65 (+9)
79903 46 to 55 (+9)
79930 40 to 55 (+15)
79835 39 to 54 (+15)
79904 41 to 53 (+12)
79849 23 to 40 (+17)
79935 31 to 39 (+8)
79934 32 to 37 (+5)
79902 16 to 36 (+20)
79853 23 to 27 (+4)
79901 12 to 22 (+10)
79838 13 to 18 (+5)
79836 10 to 12 (+2)
79911 8 to 11 (+3)
79922 6 to 10 (+4)
79821 4 to 7 (+3)