• December 4, 2020
 El Paso-area Coronavirus Archive Stories: October 2020

El Paso-area Coronavirus Archive Stories: October 2020

This archive page of our El Paso-area Coronavirus Information has releases and information from September.

For the most recent health developments on COVID-19, please visit our up-to-the-minute page; for official info, click below.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)   |   World Health Organization    |    City of El Paso Department of Public Health

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***(10/31/2020)

On Saturday, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 1,643 new cases, as well as 190 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 23, 42, 43 and 44. We’re currently in CDC Week 44. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 31,206 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 16,837 active cases.

DPH officials are also reporting four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 599.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
1 male in his 60s
1 male in his 70s
1 male in his 80s

Currently there are 926 hospitalized (-13), with 237 Patients in ICU (+5), and 143 Patients on ventilators (+11).

***(10/30/2020)

On Friday, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 1,347 new cases, as well as 666 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 29, 42, 43 and 44. We are currently in CDC Week 44.

Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 30,549 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 15,666 active cases.

DPH officials also reported ten (10) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 595. As a reminder the deaths did not occur on the same day, but rather between the second and fourth week of October.

All ten patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
1 female in her 40s
1 male in his 60s
2 males in their 70s
1 female in her 70s
2 females in their 80s
2 males in their 90s

Currently there are 939 hospitalized (+5), with 232 Patients in ICU (-13), and 132 Patients on ventilators (+18).

***(10/29/2020)

Thursday morning, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 1,128 new cases, as well as 486 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 40, 42, 43 and 44. We are currently in CDC Week 44. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

DPH officials also reported reporting two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 585.

Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

· 1 male in his 70s
· 1 male in his 90s

Health officials advised that 29,856 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 14,359 active cases.

Currently there are 934 hospitalized (+26), with 245 Patients in ICU (+22), and 114 Patients on ventilators (+3).

***(10/28/2020)

On Wednesday, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 854 new cases, as well as 239 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 36, 41, 42 and 43. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials added that 28,961 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 13,653 active cases.

Officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 583.

Currently there are 908 hospitalized (+16), with 223 Patients in ICU (+17), and 111 Patients on ventilators (+6).

***(10/27/2020)

Tuesday morning, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 1,390 new cases; and, staff will also be reporting 55 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 41, 42 and 43. We are currently in CDC Week 44.

Below please find an updated table that helps visualize the data we have been sharing as it relates to the delayed testing results reported by the State. Please note, the table does not include the 55 additional cases noted above. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week. The table also provides the amended 7-day average positivity rate for the CDC week. We will work to provide an updated table as it becomes available

Health officials advised that 28,243 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 13,296 active cases.

Officials are also reporting reporting four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 580. All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 30s
1 female in her 40s
1 female in her 60s
1 male in his 60s

Currently there are 892 hospitalized (+39), with 206 Patients in ICU (+26), and 105 Patients on ventilators (+6).

***(10/26/2020)

On Monday, Department of Public Health (DPH)officials reported 1,443 new cases; however, staff advised that portions of these cases are from Saturday’s laboratory reports from state and private labs.

A number of reports were submitted after Saturday evening’s submission deadline and have been added and counted as part of Sunday submissions to be reported today, Monday, Oct. 26.

Staff will also be reporting 118 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 41, 42 and 43. We are now in CDC Week 44.

Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 27,640 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 12,470 active cases.

Officials also reported reporting one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 576.

The male patient in his 70s had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 853 hospitalized (+67), with 180 Patients in ICU (+3), and 99 Patients on ventilators (-18).

***(10/25/2020)

Sunday morning, officials with the DPH reported 517 new cases; however, additional cases are expected to be added as health staff continued to confirm data reported late Saturday evening due in part to a dramatic increase in testing.

Officials say nearly 25,000 tests were administered over a three-day period (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

Health officials advised that 27,243 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 11,321 active cases

Additionally, DPH is reporting three (3) deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 575. All three patients had underlying health conditions. They included a male in his 40s, a male in his 80s and a female in her 80s.

Currently there are 786 hospitalized (+71), with 177 Patients in ICU (-22), and 117 Patients on ventilators (+42).

***(10/24/2020)

On Saturday morning, officials with the DPH reported 1,216 new cases as well as 75 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 42 and 43. We are currently in CDC Week 43. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 26,890 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 10,911 active cases.

Officials are also reporting one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 572.

The female patient in her 40s had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 715 hospitalized (+37), with 199 Patients in ICU (+4), and 75 Patients on ventilators (+10).

“Today’s spike is part of an unfortunate national surge that we have been planning and preparing for. We have been building our capacity as witnessed by the 270 contact tracers, the prompt and early creation of the education, cluster management and compliance task forces, and the environmental and infection control team,” said Public Health Director Angela Mora. “Our response has been proactive and aggressive. With our local and state partners we’ve established more than 50 testing sites in our community. It is how we have been able to stand up three new testing sites within 48 hours and have added more than 2,000 tests to our daily count in one week. This week we broke our testing records several times. On Thursday alone we tested more than 8,650 people adding to the cumulative testing total of 394,807. PPE is no longer a concern with tens of thousands issued out to first responders and healthcare workers. In terms of economic recovery, the City has provided more than $37 million in community assistance for businesses, daycare services, the food back, rental assistance and utility assistance with CARES funding. We are also preparing to open COVID Clinics across the City with CARES funding to further expand our testing capabilities and prepare for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, modeling our PowerFlu campaign that has administered over 20,000 flu vaccines since October 1 in anticipation of flu season. We have done and will continue to do our part to protect our community. But now, we need our community to help us by doing their part and staying home, if and when possible, for the next two weeks in order to stop the rapid the spread of the virus.”

***(10/23/2020)

Friday morning, officials with the DPH reported 969 new cases, as well as 269 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 40, 42 and 43. We are currently in CDC Week 43. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 26,352 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 10,161 active cases.

DPH officials are also reporting four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 571.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
1 male in his 60s
2 females in their 60s

Currently there are 678 hospitalized (+107), with 195 Patients in ICU (+36), and 75 Patients on ventilators (+2).

***(10/22/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH reported 1,161 new COVID-19 cases. The reported cases are the largest spike the community has seen to date and part of a nationwide upsurge, as the majority of states are reporting increases in new infections.

Today’s spike is part of an overall increase in cases seen over the last month due in part to ongoing community spread.

“For this reason, the Mayor, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Office of Emergency Management implemented further restrictions to slow the spread; and additional restrictions are under consideration,” DPH officials shared. “These strong restrictions are necessary and must be adhered to for the health and safety of the community.”

Health officials reported that the community spread is due in part to the following factors:

· Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not following proper health protocol and are not isolating;

· Residents are continuing to host or attend house parties, social gatherings or family gatherings;

· Residents are not wearing face masks while out in public or around people that do not live in the same household;

· Individuals who have tested positive are not being cooperative with Contact Tracers by failing to answer their calls, provide accurate information, or do not adhere to their recommendations.

“Data suggest that 20 and 30 year olds appear to have contracted the virus while out in public and are not taking the proper safety precautions. The public is again reminded that infected persons with little to no symptoms can spread the virus to others; everyone must hold himself or herself accountable and work to protect each other,” DPH officials said.

The cumulative number of positive cases now stands at 36,025, of which 25,875 have recovered. The state also reported 104 additional cases, which are part of the delayed local results from CDC weeks 40, 41, 42 and 43. There are currently 9406 active cases.

DPH officials also reported reports four (4) additional COVID-19 deaths for a total of 567.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

· 1 female in her 40s
· 1 female in her 60s
· 1 female in her 70s
· 1 female in her 90s

Currently there are 571 hospitalized (-7), with 159 Patients in ICU (+11), and 73 Patients on ventilators (+6).

***(10/21/2020)

Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH reported 670 new cases; as well as 55 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 33, 41 and 42. We are currently in CDC Week 43.  Below is a chart, provided by the DPH that officials say helps visualize the data we have been sharing as it relates to the delayed testing results reported by the State. Please note, the table does not include the 55 additional cases noted above. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week. The table also provides the amended 7-day average positivity rate for the CDC week. We will work to provide an updated table as it becomes available:

Health officials advised that 25,209 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 8,820 active cases.

Officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 563. All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 60s
1 male in his 70s
1 female in her 80s

Currently there are 578 hospitalized (+13), with 148 Patients in ICU (+7), and 67 Patients on ventilators (-1).

***(10/20/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH reported 666 new cases, as well as 43 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

“The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 41 and 42. We are currently in CDC Week 43,” DPH officials said. “Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.”

Health officials advised that 24,754 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 8,564 active cases.

DPH officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 560.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
2 males in their 70s

Currently there are 565 hospitalized (+69), with 141 Patients in ICU (+7), and 68 Patients on ventilators (+4).

***(10/19/2020)

Monday morning, officials with the DPH reported 555 new cases as well as reporting 13 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 41 and 42. We are currently in CDC Week 43.

Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 24,268 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 8,350 active cases.

Currently there are 496 hospitalized (+47), with 134 Patients in ICU (+5), and 64 Patients on ventilators (+19).

***(10/18/2020)

On Sunday, officials with the DPH reported 684 new cases, as well as 14 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 39, 40, 41 and 42. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 23,997 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 8,061 active cases.

DPH officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 557.

All three (3) patients were males in their 70s and had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 449 hospitalized (+30), with 129 Patients in ICU (+11), and 45 Patients on ventilators (+3).

***(10/17/2020)

Saturday morning, officals with the DPH announced 558 new cases, as well as 24 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 33, 37, 41 and 42. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Fortunately there are no deaths to report today. The current number of deaths remains at 554.

Health officials advised that 23,734 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 7,628 active cases.

Currently there are 419 hospitalized (-19), with 118 Patients in ICU (+6), and 42 Patients on ventilators (-6).

***(10/16/2020)

On Friday, offiicals with the DPH announced 838 new cases, as well as 16 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 29, 41 and 42. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 23,387 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 7,399 active cases.

Officials added that there were no deaths to report today. The current number of deaths remains at 554.

Currently there are 438 hospitalized (-15), with 112 Patients in ICU (+1), and 48 Patients on ventilators (+10).

***(10/15/2020)

Thursday morning, officials with the DPH announced 717 new COVID-19 cases and 20 delayed testing results by the State are being reported today for a total of 6,887 active cases and 30,624 cumulative cases.

One death is also being reported this morning for a total of 554 deaths. The patient was a male in his 80s with underlying health conditions.

City officials say today’s spike is part of an overall increase in cases seen over the last week due to community spread believed to be caused by COVID-19 fatigue resulting in residents letting their guard down.

For this reason, the Mayor and City Attorney’s Office are working with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Office of Emergency Management to further restrict activities in our community to slow the spread. These strong restrictions are necessary and must be enacted

Currently there are 438 hospitalized (+65), with 111 Patients in ICU (+8), and 38 Patients on ventilators (+3).

***(10/14/2020)

On Wednesday, officials with DPH reported 353 new cases as well as 150 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 38, 40 and 41. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 22,662 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 6,539 active cases.

DPH officials also reported one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 553.

The male patient in his 90s had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 373 hospitalized (+20), with 103 Patients in ICU (+2), and 35 Patients on ventilators (+2).

***(10/13/2020)

On Tuesday morning, officials with DPH reported 415 new cases; and, staff will also be reporting 35 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 39, 40 and 41.

Below please find an updated table from DPH that helps visualize the data they have been sharing as it relates to the delayed testing results reported by the State. Please note, the table does not include the 35 additional cases noted above. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week. The table also provides the amended 7-day average positivity rate for the CDC week.

Health officials advised that 22,376 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 6,325 active cases.

Currently there are 353 hospitalized (+40), with 101 Patients in ICU (+12), and 33 Patients on ventilators (+2).

Officials also reported one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 552.

The male patient in his 60s had underlying health conditions.

***(10/12/2020)

Monday morning, officials with DPH reported 424 new cases, as well as 11 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 40 and 41. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

DPH officials are also reporting two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 551.

Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 70s
1 female in her 80s

Health officials advised that 22,110 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 6,145 active cases.

Currently there are 313 hospitalized (+54), with 89 Patients in ICU (+10), and 31 Patients on ventilators (+1).

***(10/11/2020)

On Sunday, officials with DPH reported 541 new cases as well as 5 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 30, 33, 40 and 41. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 21,929 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 5,893 active cases.

DPH also reported two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 549.

Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 70s
1 male in his 70s

Currently there are 259 hospitalized (+23), with 79 Patients in ICU (+7), and 30 Patients on ventilators (-1).

***(10/10/2020)

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health reports two (2) additional COVID-19 death and 546 new COVID-19 cases, the largest spike the community has seen to date.

The two patients with underlying health conditions include a male in his 50s and a female in her 60s; bring the total number of deaths to 547. The cumulative number of positive cases now stands at 27,953, of which 21,744 have recovered.

The state also reported 13 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results from CDC weeks 35, 40 and 41. There are currently 5,534 active cases.

“As we continue to experience community spread and COVID fatigue, the number of positive cases and hospitalizations will continue to rise by record numbers unless each and every one of us take full responsibility for our actions and promote change as we have been appealing, mandating and begging,” said City-County Local Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza. “Do not just do it for yourselves but for the health and wellness of your family, friends and our community. If we work together we can accomplish so much more!”

Health officials reported that the community spread is due in part to the following factors:

·        Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not following proper health protocol and are not isolating;

·        Residents are continuing to host or attend house parties, social gatherings or family gatherings;

·        Residents are not wearing face masks while out in public or around people that do not live in the same household;

·        Individuals who have tested positive are not being cooperative with Contact Tracers by failing answer their calls, provide accurate information, or do not adhere to their recommendations.

The epidemiology team is currently conducting investigations, including contact tracing, to determine individuals’ condition and immediate needs, to provide isolation orders and guidance, and to identify those potentially exposed contacts and determine the need for quarantine and/or testing.

Contact tracing is conducted as an effort to determine possible spread of infection and implement measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The investigation can lead to identifying clusters of people who might be infected within the same location.

“The faster the infected individuals are identified and isolated, the better chance we have to reduce and control the spread,” said Public Health Director Angela Mora. “However, we need the public’s cooperation, heed our warnings and help reduce the risk of infection that might lead to more deaths and families left without a loved one. Non-adherence to isolation and quarantine orders will lead to drastic measures such as issuance of court-ordered restrictions to limit an individual’s movement.”

The other significant concern is an increasing number of positive cases among 20 and 30 year olds. Data suggest that these two age groups appear to have contracted the virus while out in public and not taking the proper safety precautions to include practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing with soap and water and wearing a face covering.

The public is once again reminded that infected persons with little to no symptoms can spread the virus to others; everyone must hold himself or herself accountable and work to protect each other. For more information, visit www.epstrong.org.

***(10/9/2020)

On Friday, officials with DPH reported 418 new cases, as well as 7 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 29, 30, 33, 34, 38 and 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 21,556 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 5,164 active cases.

Additionally, officials reported four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 545.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 50s
2 males in their 80s
1 male in his 90s

Currently there are 207 hospitalized (+8), with 68 Patients in ICU (+5), and 30 Patients on ventilators (+4).

***(10/8/2020)

Thursday morning, officials with DPH reported four (4) deaths and 523 new COVID-19 positive cases.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They were:

· 1 female in her 50s

· 1 male in his 60s

· 1 male in his 70s

· 1 female in her 90s

“We are deeply concerned with the current rising trends we are experiencing on number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19,” said City-County Local Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza.

“We continue to alert our community that the only way to slow down the spread of the virus is by exercising our responsibility to protect our own health and that of our loved ones, our neighbors and our community. Without a vaccine or medication to cure the disease, it’s up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of disease through the most effective means available such as wearing a face covering, observing social distance, practicing proper hygiene and remaining in isolation or quarantine when ordered. We need to avoid and prevent situations where we might infect others or become infected!”

The cumulative number of positive cases now stands at 26,969, of which 21,370 have recovered. There are currently 4,929 active cases in the community.

Currently there are 199 hospitalized (-7), with 63 Patients in ICU (-8), and 26 Patients on ventilators (-2).

***(10/7/2020)

On Wednesday, officials with DPH reported 398 new cases, as well as 4 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from tests conducted during CDC Week 40.

Health officials advised that 21,144 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,625 active cases.

DPH officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 537.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 60s
1 male in his 70s
1 male in his 90s

Currently there are 206 hospitalized (+10), with 71 Patients in ICU (+3), and 28 Patients on ventilators (-2).

***(10/6/2020)

Tuesday morning, officials with DPH reported 236 new casesas well as one (1) additional case which is part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The result is from the tests conducted during CDC Week 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 20,991 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,379 active cases.

There are no deaths to report today. The current number of deaths remains at 534.

Currently there are 196 hospitalized, with 69 Patients in ICU, and 30 Patients on ventilators.

***(10/5/2020)

On Monday, DPH officials reported 218 new cases, as well as 6 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The result is from the tests conducted during CDC Week 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 20,756 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,383 active cases.

Officials also reported four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 534.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 60s
1 female in her 70s
2 males in their 70s

Currently there are 186 hospitalized, with 64 Patients in ICU, and 24 Patients on ventilators.

***(10/4/2020)

Sunday morning, DPH officials reported 358 new cases, as well as 5 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 31 and 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials also advised that 20,647 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,271 active cases.

Officials added that there are no deaths to report today. The current number of deaths remains at 530.

Currently there are 162 hospitalized, with 66 Patients in ICU, and 28 Patients on ventilators.

***(10/3/2020)

On Saturday, DPH officials reported 200 new cases, as well as 7 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 26 and 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 20,526 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 4,030 active cases.

Health officials also reported one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 530.

The male patient in his 40s had underlying health conditions.

Currently there are 178 Currently hospitalized, with 69 Patients in ICU, and 29 Patients on ventilators.

***(10/2/2020)

Friday morning, DPH officials reported 329 new cases, as well as 4 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 27, 39 and 40. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 20,353 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,999 active cases.

There are 166 patients currently hospitalized, 64 in ICU and 27 on ventilators.

DPH also reported five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 529.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

3 males in their 60s
1 female in her 80s
1 male in his 80s

***(10/1/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced 211 new cases, as well as 9 additional cases which are part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The results are from the tests conducted during the CDC Weeks 39 and 40. Below please find an updated table that helps visualize the data we have been sharing as it relates to the delayed testing results reported by the State.

Please note, the table does not include the 9 additional cases noted above. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

The table also provides the amended 7-day average positivity rate for the CDC week.

Health officials also advised that 20,212 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,812 active cases. As of Thursday, DPH is reporting three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 524.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 80s
1 female in her 90s
1 male in his 90s

There are 178 patients currently hospitalized, 72 in ICU and 29 on ventilators.

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