The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is reporting ten (10) additional confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the community resulting in a total of 13 confirmed cases.
Health officials say there are 7 males and 3 females. Three of the 10 patients are under the age of 18, five are in their 30s, one is in their 40s and one is in their 50s.
One of the patients was fully vaccinated and has underlying health conditions, the remaining nine were unvaccinated and none of the patients were hospitalized. Seven of the patients reported having traveled within two weeks before experiencing symptoms.
“The samples for the patients were collected during the last week of July and the first week of August. All 10 patients are now past the infectious period and out of isolation,” health officials share.
Health officials urge the community to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms, have recently traveled or have come in contact with an infected person. The public is reminded the Delta variant is very contagious and has accounted for more than 80 percent of new cases in the United States.
The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to be the same as COVID-19; however, physicians are seeing people getting sicker quicker, especially younger individuals.
“Typically, vaccinated people are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms, if they contract the Delta variant, and it is important to note that they can transmit the virus and infect other people. Their symptoms are more like those of a common cold, such as cough, fever or headache, with the additional symptom of significant loss of smell,” health officials added. “The public is strongly urged to get vaccinated if they have not yet done so.”
The El Paso Convention Center hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
The City’s COVID-19 Clinics are open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Individuals 12 years of age and older can get vaccinated at all of the following locations, and no appointment is required:
- 220 S. Stanton (corner of First and Stanton)
- 9341 Alameda
- 7380 Remcon
- 9566 Railroad
The City also offers vaccines at the City’s Mega Vaccine Site at 301 George Perry by appointment Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. COVID-19 vaccines are also being offered at City Pop-up Events.
To schedule an appointment or view a complete list of all COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Events visit EPCovidVaccine.com.
Health officials remind the public to continue wearing face coverings, wash your hands frequently and watch your distancing, regardless of whether you have or have not yet received the vaccine. Additional information about COVID-19, including COVID-19 testing can be found at EPStrong.org.
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