Border Cities Hit With Record Number Of COVID-19 Cases

SCREENSHOT: NBC 9 via Border Report

“Officials on both sides of the border attribute the massive rise in cases to ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ — people being fed up with not being able to gather with friends and extended family and also not always wearing face masks.”

Oct 16, 2020 

Border Report — El Paso is reporting another record high for new coronavirus infections this Friday, just as tougher restrictions on businesses and public activity kick in.

The City-County Health Department said 838 additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the past day, shattering Thursday’s record of 717 new infections.

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A record 7,399 active cases also is being reported, and 112 patients are on intensive care, health officials said.

The situation is no better across the border, where Juarez, Mexico …  Friday’s numbers show another 198 new cases and 21 additional fatalities.

The two cities — whose downtown areas are separated only by the Rio Grande … Read more. 

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