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189 new breakthrough cases reported in El Paso County this past week

FILE PHOTO - Skyline in downtown El Paso, Texas. January 2019. (KFOX14/CBS4)
FILE PHOTO - Skyline in downtown El Paso, Texas. January 2019. (KFOX14/CBS4)
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The latest seven-day COVID-19 data for El Paso was released Monday, August 16.

It indicated that a person who was fully vaccinated was among the 14 people who died from the coronavirus.

A total of 14 COVID-19 deaths, 750 new cases and 189 breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported for the week of August 8 to August 15.

The 14 deaths increased the total number of deaths to 2,744.

All 14 of the patients had underlying health conditions. They include:

  • 1 – male in his 40s
  • 3 – males in their 60s
  • 2 – females in their 70s
  • 3 – males in their 70s
  • 4 – males in their 80s
  • 1 – male in his 90s

The city reported 189 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases this past CDC week. One of the new deaths was known to be breakthrough COVID-19 deaths, for a cumulative total of 12 breakthrough deaths.

According to the CDC, a small percentage of people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 if they are exposed to the virus that causes it. These are called “vaccine breakthrough cases.”

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As of Monday, August 16, there have been no delta variant deaths in El Paso reported, according to a city spokesperson.

There were 750 new COVID-19 cases reported. There were 83 additional cases that were part of the delayed local results issued by the State to the Department of Public Health. The results are from tests conducted during CDC 2020 Week 43 and CDC 2021 Weeks 3, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32. We have begun CDC Week 33.

Health officials advised that a cumulative total of 135,396 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and 1,515 cases were reported to be active at the close of the CDC week. There have been no additional confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the community beyond the three cases confirmed in late July.

The city is hosting several COVID-19 Vaccine Information events on August 18 and 25 at 5:30 PM at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center (3001 Parkwood St.) and on August 19 and 26 at 5:30 PM at Veterans Park Recreation Center.

This coming week, the city will host pop-ups on Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Fabens Middle School (800 Walker); on Friday, Aug. 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the SISD Police Dept ( 1180 Joe Battle); and on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastwood High School (2430 McRae) and at Ysleta High School (8600 Alameda Ave.). Students, parents, and the public can stop by without an appointment to get the first or second dose of either Moderna or Pfizer.

The city is also hosting several testing sites ( and as always, we also offer vaccines at the El Paso Convention Center campus (1 Civic Center Plaza) from Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The city is also having free vaccines at four COVID-19 Clinics from 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday located at 220 S. Stanton (corner of First and Stanton), 9341 Alameda, 7380 Remcon, 9566 Railroad.

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