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Coronavirus in Texas

The delta variant is wreaking havoc on most of Texas — but not El Paso. Here’s why.

High vaccination rates, geography and a sense of community in the wake of 2019’s Walmart shootings help keep El Paso’s delta numbers low, experts and locals say.

Angel Castro, 16, received his first shot of the Pfizer vaccine at William D. Slider Middle School in El Paso on July 22, 2021. The Socorro Independent School District, in partnership with the city of El Paso, provided COVID-19 vaccinations for people 12 years and older.

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El Paso among most vaccinated counties in Texas

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