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Here is the latest news on the coronavirus in El Paso County.
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El Paso County health authorities on Friday reported no new deaths from COVID-19 and 12 new cases.
The death toll remains at 2,620.
Officials also reported 2 additional cases from delayed local results issued by the state to the Department of Public Health.
Health officials said 132,775 people have recovered from COVID-19. There are 712 active cases.
Data show 136,196 positive cases have been reported in the county.
As of Friday morning, officials said 64 patients were hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 26 in intensive care and 22 on ventilators.
Texas is reporting 2,520,151 confirmed cases and 50,544 deaths.
New Mexico has 203,330 cases and 4,273 deaths, with 24,898 and 488 deaths in Doña Ana County.
Some COVID-19 vaccination sites in El Paso
• No appointments are needed to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the El Paso convention center at 1 Civic Center Plaza. Vaccinations are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Pop-up vaccination events can be found at EPCovidVaccine.com.
• First-dose COVID-19 vaccinations are available on a walk-up basis from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano Drive. University Medical Center of El Paso officials announced the vaccination clinic will be offering the two-dose series Pfizer vaccine. People who are 16 years of age and older will be able to be vaccinated.
• Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in El Paso offer COVID-19 immunizations as supplies allow. Vaccines are administered via walk-up and scheduled appointments, which can be made at walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and samsclub.com/covid. Walmart pharmacies are open seven days a week; Sam’s Club pharmacies are closed Sunday. Individuals are not required to be a member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Sam’s Club.
• CVS Health is accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments. Same-day scheduling also is available at CVS.com. COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children 12 to 15 years old are available for scheduling on the website. Participating CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas will administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Parental or legal guardian consent is required, and an adult must accompany children.
Where can I register for the COVID-19 vaccine?
• The city’s EPCOVIDVaccine.com website includes an updated registration form and answers to questions. People also can call 915-212-6843.
• UnitedHealthcare’s free online COVID-19 vaccine resource locator tool is at uhc.com/vaccinelocator.
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• William Beaumont Army Medical Center is vaccinating Department of Defense personnel and TRICARE beneficiaries 16 and older. Book an appointment at https://www.tricareonline.com or call 915-742-2273.
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COVID-19 testing sites
For information on COVID-19 testing sites, visit epstrong.org/testing.php