Thursdays rundown came a day after Ocaranza informed ABC-7 that while authorities “understand that theres gon na be a risk,” hes still “excited” for El Paso kids to go back to school classrooms.
There were also 72 brand-new infection cases reported and still 107 extra deaths “under investigation.” But numbers for hospitalizations and ICU clients were down.
Margo explained that with an 80% Hispanic county, El Paso has a highly susceptible minority population, specifically entering into flu season.
County Judge Ricardo Samaniego was also fast to review past surges of coronavirus connected to three-day weekends.
“If we come as a community and we come together and safeguard each other, we will be able to go through this winter season in a much safer way,” Ocaranza said.
EL PASO, Texas– El Paso city, health and county leaders held a rundown on Thursday afternoon to offer an upgrade on the neighborhoods Covid-19 situation.
Optimism after no coronavirus deaths were reported Wednesday was tempered with El Paso reporting 8 extra Covid-19 deaths on Thursday.
“Our neighborhood here in El Paso, we do not need another rise and the capacity for the rise constantly takes place throughout one of these vacations,” Samaniego said.
“Every time we have had a vacation, Mothers Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, we have actually had spikes in positives due to the fact that of the absence of discipline with family events,” Mayor Dee Margo stated.
They provided a word of cautioning about avoid household gatherings and home parties headed into the Labor Day vacation weekend, in addition to a pointer to follow state and local health orders.
City-County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza said if El Pasoans follow procedures like social distancing, getting and using masks evaluated, handling the upcoming influenza season might be simpler.