Trailers Sent To El Paso To Handle Possible Coronavirus Death SurgeThe Texas Funeral Service Commission also has been asked to send representatives to make an assessment of the needs of the area's funeral homes and mortuaries.
El Paso County Reports Record-High 3,100 New Coronavirus Cases WednesdayThe COVID-19 surge in the El Paso area continues as health officials reported an all-time high of 3,100 new cases on Wednesday.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Files For Temporary Injunction To End El Paso County's Coronavirus Surge ShutdownJudge Samaniego ordered the shutdown on Oct. 29 amid a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases he said was “overwhelming” the county’s medical resources.
El Paso Surpasses Single-Day COVID-19 Record With More Than 1600 New CasesOn October 31 El Paso surpassed its single-day record for COVID-19 cases as state and local officials in Texas spar over imposing a lockdown.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Joins Businesses Suing El Paso County Judge Over Coronavirus Restrictions During Surge In CasesJudge Samaniego's orders include shutting down all non-essential services for a two-week period, including in-person dining, gyms and salons.
Texas County Goes Back Into 'Shutdown' Due To Coronavirus Case SurgeTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted that County Judge Ricardo Samaniego “has no authority to shut down businesses in El Paso County."
El Paso Residents Instructed To Stay Home For 2 Weeks During Coronavirus SurgeHealth officials are blaming the spike on family gatherings, multiple generations living in the same household and younger people going out to shop or conduct business.
El Paso County Judge Imposes Curfew As Hospitals Reach Capacity Due To COVID-19 Surge: 'We Are At A Crisis Stage'The El Paso County judge announced Sunday the area's hospitals and intensive care units have reached capacity due to the recent COVID-19 surge and that a curfew will be imposed for all citizens.
Texas Gov. Abbott Requests Use Of Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients In El Paso During Current SurgeTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has requested authorization to use an Army medical center for non-COVID patients in El Paso due to a current surge in cases and hospitalizations in the area.
El Paso Funeral Homes Prepare Refrigerated Units To House Bodies As COVID-19 Cases SoarAs COVID-19 cases in El Paso, Texas continue to surge, funeral homes in the city are preparing for a surge in coronavirus-related deaths.
Texas Expedites Medical Resources To El Paso As City Reports Over 1,100 COVID-19 Cases On ThursdayAdditional medical resources are being expedited to the El Paso region as the area sees a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Greg Abbott announced.