The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced five new confirmed cases of COVID-19. City officials say you should expect to see numbers going up because there is now more testing available. Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the El Paso City/County Health Authority, said his department is not confirming local spread, or community spread, at this time, but they do expect to see it soon. Because off that, Ocaranza said El Pasoans need to change their behavior to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and washing your hands regularly will help do that.

Officials said if you are planning on going out to do things like grocery shopping you should do it alone and leave seniors and kids at home. If you are out in public for any reason you should maintain the 6ft. social distance. Remember to cover your cough, avoid touching your face, wash your hands often, and clean surfaces with disinfectant.

The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 officials say you should be looking for are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or someone you know has these symptoms and they don’t improve, you should call their doctor. You can call the 21-COVID hotline from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

If you need a referral service, contact 2-1-1 24/7 and select option six for more information.

Age Range/Number of Cases
Teens - 2
20s - 6
30s - 7
40s - 4
50s - 4
60s - 5
70s - 2