The citizens of El Paso have had a rough month courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent spike in cases has led to a city-enforced two-week curfew that forces residents to stay in their home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in hopes of reducing the spread.

With a 160% increase in cases, the Texas border town has reported more cases than the entire state of Oregon, which had 42,101 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday according to the CDC.

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Cases of COVID-19 in El Paso 

Along with an increase in cases, the positivity rate has shot up to 15%.

The city's hospitals are also running out of space, with nearly half of the available beds being full.

El Paso 20-29 age range have been hit the hardest now that nearly 9,500 of them have tested positive for the virus, while just under 7,000 residents over 60 have gotten COVID-19.

Texas has reported a total of 867 075 cases of the novel coronavirus. Over 17,500 Texan deaths have been related to the virus.

 
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