As of May 11th, The City of El Paso has reported 8 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, which brings the total confirmed cases in El Paso, Texas to 1,348. No new additional deaths have been announced so the total COVID-19 related deaths in El Paso, Texas is still at 33.

The surprising thing to come out of today's press release is the announcement of The City Council's unanimous vote to extend El Paso's emergency ordinances till June 10th, 2020. Yeah, it is real.

34 patients are in intensive care, 685 have recovered but we still have 630 active cases, according to KVIA.com.

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.

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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.