El Paso County reported 175 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the week’s total through five days to 644. That’s the highest weekly number ever for El Paso.
El Paso, which had never previously had a week with more than 600 cases, in on pace to approach 900 this week. That would be a 50 percent increase over the previous high.
Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported Thursday, bringing El Paso’s total to 125. The number of people hospitalized is increasing.