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Here’s how El Paso stands a month into COVID-19 cases


El Paso infection rates by ZIP code

El Paso public health officials have been providing a daily map of positive test results by ZIP code. But that map doesn’t take into account the widely different population numbers in each ZIP code. The county’s most-populous ZIP code — 79936 — has 43 times more people than the smallest, 79930.

El Paso Matters looked at the number of positive COVID-19 tests per 10,000 people in each ZIP code. These numbers don’t include Fort Bliss because the Army is tracking cases separately and not making public that information, based on a Defense Department directive.

Hover over a ZIP code for details.

El Paso’s COVID-19 infection trend over time

New COVID-19 cases by day

Economic impact

Cover photo: A National Guard soldier directed traffic at a Central El Paso food pantry on Wednesday, April 8. The Guard is assisting El Pasoans Fighting Hunger deal with a huge increase in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Robert Moore/El Paso Matters)

Robert Moore

Robert Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters. He has been a journalist in the Texas Borderlands since 1986. His work has received a number of top journalism honors including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist and the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. Moore’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, ProPublica, National Public Radio, The Guardian and other publications. He has been featured as an expert on border issues by CNN, MSNBC, BBC, CBC and PBS.

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