‘Stretched to capacity’: El Paso County institutes curfew as coronavirus surge worsens and hospitals fill up

El Paso County, Texas, has instituted a curfew as the city deals with record levels of new COVID-19 infections.

Ricardo Samaniego, a judge from the county, issued the two-week nightly curfew, which began Sunday night and will run every night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The county recorded 1,443 new infections on Monday morning, breaking the previous record set on Saturday, according to the El Paso Times.

Samaniego said during a news conference that El Paso County, where the border city of El Paso is located, has experienced a 160% surge in the positivity rate since Oct. 1 and a Read more…

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