Officials with the City of El Paso confirmed that there has been a total of seven people who have died of COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
Health officials on Wednesday said during a meeting that all seven people had underlying health conditions.
- 1 – male in his 50s
- 1 – female in her 50s
- 1 – male in his 60s
- 2 – females in their 60s
- 1 – male in his 70s
- 1 – male in his 90s
Health officials said they did not have the information on which vaccines were administered to those seven people.
“The important thing to remember is we need not to forget that any vaccine is going to see a breakthrough case and depending on the person, the preexisting conditions, and other factors associated to the patient, might make it more prone to develop complications and pass away,” said El Paso Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza.
As of Wednesday, there are five new COVID-19 cases and a total of 2,693 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.
There are currently 687 active COVID-19 cases with 50 of those hospitalized.
As of Wednesday, 68 percent of the population ages 12 years and older have been fully vaccinated.
The seven deaths represent 0.00149 percent of fully vaccinated people who have died of COVID-19.
As of Wednesday, there are no confirmed reports of the Delta variant in El Paso.
Local health officials said it is only a matter of time before we see the variant in our community.