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Restaurant guests inside Chico’s Tacos during the COVID-19 outbreak in El Paso. Nov. 15, 2020.
Coronavirus in Texas

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on El Paso illustrates the pandemic’s stark inequalities

El Paso is far from the only predominantly Hispanic area that has been ravaged by the virus. Hidalgo and Cameron counties, both along the state’s southern border, have seen death tolls that rival larger and more urban parts of the state.

A small group looks at  low rider cars outside of Chico’s Tacos, a popular restaurant in El Paso, during a COVID-19 outbreak. November 15, 2020.
A medical personnel weara personal protective equipment as they register residents at a COVID-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Park in El Paso on Nov. 19, 2020.
Residents wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site at the University of Texas at El Paso on Nov. 19, 2020.
New medical tents set up at University Medical Center of El Paso hospital due to the huge spike in active COVID-19 cases (11,300+) in El Paso. October 25, 2020.

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