El Paso County, TX declares curfew due to spike in coronavirus cases with hospitals, ICUs at 100% capacity

El Paso County, Texas is now under curfew as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to cause strife in the area.

County Judge Ricardo Samaniego has declared that a curfew will be in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., reports local FOX reporter Keenan Willard.

Additionally, “all El Paso hospitals and ICUs are at 100% capacity,” as of yesterday, per the judge.

Travelers and essential workers will be exempt from the curfew.

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Texas isn’t the only place seeing alarming spikes in COVID-19.

California, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana are among the states seeing high increases in the number of cases.

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Johns Hopkins reports that nearly 43 million cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide, with America holding 8.6 million, the largest number of any country in the world.

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As of Sunday, the U.S. has reported more than 225,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. The number of deaths in the U.S. is also higher than any other country in the world — all of which total to over 1.1 million.

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