• October 26, 2020
 El Paso-area Coronavirus Archive Stories: September 2020

El Paso-area Coronavirus Archive Stories: September 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

***ARCHIVE CONTENT FOLLOWS***

***(9/30/2020)

Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced 273 new cases, as well as 3 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 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 20,027 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,781 active cases.

DPH officials also reported two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 521. Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
1 female in her 90s

There are 173 patients currently hospitalized, 60 in ICU and 32 on ventilators.

***(9/29/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced 256 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 34, 35 and 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,875 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,661 active cases.

Officials also reported two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 519.

Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 70s
1 male in his 80s

There are 166 patients currently hospitalized, 59 in ICU and 33 on ventilators.

***(9/28/2020)

On Monday morning, officials with the DPH announced 116 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 result is from the tests conducted during CDC Week 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,704 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,573 active cases.

Officials also reported one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 517. The male patient in her 60s had underlying health conditions.

There are 151 patients currently hospitalized, 59 in ICU and 29 on ventilators.

***(9/27/2020)

Sunday, officials with the DPH announced 177 new cases, as well as 3 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, 35 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,612 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,547 active cases.

Officials are also reported one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 516. The female patient in her 70s had underlying health conditions.

There are 150 patients currently hospitalized, 60 in ICU and 32 on ventilators.

***(9/26/2020)

On Saturday, officials with the DPH announced 214 new cases, as well as 2 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 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,521 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,463 active cases.

There are no deaths to report today. The current number of deaths remains at 515.

There are 150 patients hospitalized, with 65 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.

***(9/25/2020)

Friday morning, officials with the DPH announced 154 new cases as well as 27 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 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38 and 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,389 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,381 active cases.

Officials also reported seven (7) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 515.

All seven patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

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

There are 144 patients hospitalized, with 59 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.

***(9/24/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced 162 new cases as well as 31 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, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38 and 39. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,289 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,300 active cases.

Officials also reported eight (8) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 508.

All eight patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 20s
1 male in his 70s
1 female in her 70s
1 male in his 80s
2 females in their 80s
1 male in her 90s
1 female in her 90s

There are 140 patients hospitalized, with 55 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

***(9/23/2020)

Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced 171 new cases, as well as 22 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 and 38. 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 22 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 19,184 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,215 active cases.

DHS officials also reported six (6) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 500.

All six patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

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

There are 146 patients hospitalized, with 57 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

***(9/22/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced 167 new cases; as well as 2 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 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 19,086 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,128 active cases.

Additionally, officials reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 494.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
1 male in his 60s
1 male in his 70s

There are 148 patients hospitalized, with 58 patients in ICU and 27 patients on ventilators.

***(9/21/2020)

Monday morning, officials with the DPH announced 174 new cases; as well as 2 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 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 18,970 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 3,076 active cases.

In addition, officials announced two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 491. Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 females in their 90s

There are 146 patients hospitalized, with 52 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

***(9/20/2020)

On Sunday, officials with the DPH announced 107 new cases, as well as 40 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 Weeks 17, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37.

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

Officials also reported two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 489. Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 70s

Additionally, health officials advised that 18,895 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,979 active cases.

There are 138 patients hospitalized, with 51 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

***(9/19/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced 126 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 tests conducted during CDC Weeks 36, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 18,823 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,905 active cases.

There are 138 patients hospitalized, with 51 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

Officials also reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 487.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 60s
1 male in his 80s

***(9/18/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced 96 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 tests conducted during CDC Weeks 27, 29, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials also advised that 18,758 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,820 active cases.

There are 129 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

Health officials also reported five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 484.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 50s
1 female in her 70s
1 female in her 80s
1 male in his 80s

***(9/17/2020)

Thursday morning, officials with the DPH announced 99 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 tests conducted during CDC Weeks 35, 36, 37 and 38. Staff will work to retroactively place the data in the appropriate week.

Health officials advised that 18,679 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,801 active cases.

DPH officials also reported five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 479.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

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

There are 121 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 26 patients on ventilators.

***(9/16/2020)

On Wednesday, officials with the DPH announced 114 new cases, as well as 25 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 Weeks 32, 34, 35, 36 and 37.

Health officials say that 18,535 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,837 active cases.

DPH officials also reported seven (7) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 474.

All seven patients had underlying health conditions. They include:
• 1 female in her 60s
• 1 female in her 70s
• 1 male in his 70s
• 2 females in her 90s
• 2 males in his 90s

There are 119 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/15/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced 85 new COVID-19 cases, and 10 delayed testing results by the State are being reported this morning for a cumulative total of 21,826 cases.

There are 18,468 recoveries and 2770 active cases. Officials also reported two deaths, for a total of 467 deaths.

The deaths include a female in her 60s and a male in his 80s. Both patients had underlying health conditions.

There are 115 patients hospitalized, with 44 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/14/2020)

Monday morning, officials with the DPH announced one death, 95 new COVID-19 cases, and 15 delayed testing results for a cumulative total of 21,731 cases and 465 deaths.

The patient was a female in her 90s with underlying health conditions.  Officials add that there are 18,367 recovered cases, with 2,778 active cases.

There are 111 patients hospitalized, with 47 patients in ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

***(9/13/2020)

On Sunday morning, officials with the DPH announced 61 new cases, as well as 1 case which is part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health.

The result is from tests conducted during CDC Week 33. The result was provided late yesterday and staff will amend the data and positivity rate accordingly.

Health officials also advised that 18,297 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,739 active cases.

DPH officials are also reporting two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 464. Both patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

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

There are 110 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

***(9/12/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced 80 new cases; with 21 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 Weeks 24, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36 and 37. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials added that 18,211 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,766 active cases.

There are 115 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 24 patients on ventilators.

DPH officials are also reporting one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 462.

The male patient in his 80s had underlying health conditions.

***(9/11/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced 85 new cases, as well as 38 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 Weeks 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 18,122 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,757 active cases.

There are 114 patients hospitalized, with 46 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

Additionally, DPH officials announced nine (9) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 461.

All nine patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 40s
2 males in their 50s
2 females in their 60s
1 male in his 70s
2 males in their 80s
1 female in her 80s

***(9/10/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced 72 new cases; with 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 Weeks 35 and 36.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials say 18,036 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,724 active cases.

In addition, officials reported three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 452.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
1 male in his 60s
1 female in her 80s

There are 111 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 25 patients on ventilators.

***(9/9/2020)

On Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced one (1) death, bringing the total of deaths to 449.

The female patient in her 80s had underlying health conditions.

DPH officials are also reporting 45 new cases; however, staff are also reporting 27 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 Weeks 30, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36.

Health officials advised that 17,903 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,787 active cases.

There are 116 patients hospitalized, with 52 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

***(9/8/2020)

On Tuesday, officials with the DPH announced three (3) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 448.

All three patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

2 males in their 70s
1 female in her 80s

Officials also reported 89 new cases; with 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 tests conducted during CDC Weeks 28, 33, 34 and 36.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,785 individuals—about 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,837 active cases.

There are 108 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

***(9/7/2020)

On Monday, officials with the DPH announced 57 new cases; as well as 1 additional case 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 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

There are no deaths to report today, so the toll stands at 445.

Health officials advised that 17,700 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,832 active cases.

The additional data can be found on the COVID dashboard at www.epstrong.org.

There are 103 patients hospitalized, with 47 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.

***(9/6/2020)

On Sunday, officials with the DPH announced five (5) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 445.

All five patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 50s
2 females in their 60s
1 male in his 80s
1 male in his 90s

Officials are also reporting 80 new cases; however, 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 tests conducted during CDC Weeks 15, 30, 32, 34, and 35.

The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,617 individuals—about 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,859 active cases.

There are 106 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/5/2020)

Saturday morning, officials with the DPH announced seven (7) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 440.

All seven patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 female in her 40s
3 males in their 70s
1 male in his 80s
1 female in her 80s
1 female in her 90s

DPH officials also reported 83 new cases; however, staff will also be reporting 6 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 Weeks 35 and 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,534 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,849 active cases.

There are 108 patients hospitalized, with 45 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/4/2020)

On Friday, officials with the DPH announced four (4) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 433.

All four patients had underlying health conditions. They include:
• 2 males in their 40s
• 1 female in her 70s
• 1 male in his 80s

Officials are reporting 160 new cases; however, they’re also reporting 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 Weeks 23, 30, 32 and 36. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,431 individuals—nearly 84 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,865 active cases.

There are 107 patients hospitalized, with 49 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.

***(9/3/2020)

On Thursday, officials with the DPH announced eight (8) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 429.

All eight patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

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

Officials are also reporting 72 new cases; with 3 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 Weeks 27, 28, and 29. The results were provided late yesterday and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,312 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,822 active cases.

There are 123 patients hospitalized, with 48 patients in ICU and 28 patients on ventilators.

***(9/2/2020)

Wednesday morning, officials with the DPH announced 66 new cases of COVID-19

Health officials also advised that 17,145 individuals have recovered and there are 2,919 active cases. There are no deaths to report today, the toll stands at 421.

There are 127 patients hospitalized, with 54 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.

Additionally, staff reported 6 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 Weeks 27, 30, 34, and 35. 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 6 additional cases noted above, as the data came in late yesterday. 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

CDC WeekOriginal Total
Pos. Cases
Delayed TestingAmended Total
Pos. Cases
Original Positivity RateAmended Positivity Rate
Week 24
(June 7-13)
45824607.31%7.34%
Week 25
(June 14-20)
65426567.62%7.65%
Week 26
(June 21-27)
1126711338.55%8.61%
Week 27
(June 28-July 4)
159921118109.11%10.31%
Week 28
(July 5-11)
2297255255211.09%12.32%
Week 29
(July 12-18)
206320222659.55%10.50%
Week 30
(July 19-25)
1667100176710.07%10.67%
Week 31
(July 26-Aug. 1)
147228717598.77%10.47%
Week 32
(Aug. 2-8)
1596158175410.95%12.04%
Week 33
(Aug. 9-15)
11456312088.01%8.45%
Week 34
(Aug. 16-22)
800388385.92%6.21%
Week 35
(Aug. 23-29)
770147846.41%6.53%

***(9/1/2020)

On Tuesday morning, officials with the DPH announced two (2) deaths, bringing the total of deaths to 421.

The two patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

1 male in his 80s
1 male in his 90s

DPH officials also announced 69 new cases; however, staff will also be reporting 10 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 Weeks 29, 31, 33, 34, and 35. The results were provided late today and staff are working to retroactively place the data in the appropriate CDC week and positivity rates for those weeks will be adjusted accordingly.

Health officials advised that 17,042 individuals—about 83 percent—have recovered from COVID-19. There are 2,968 active cases.

There are 131 patients hospitalized, with 54 patients in ICU and 29 patients on ventilators.

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