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COVID-19 Spikes Push El Paso Hospitals To Their Limit

El Paso medical experts describe their experiences with the spike of COVID-19 cases in their area, plus what we can do to stay safe from the virus during the Halloween weekend.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.

First, Dr. Hector Ocaranza, City and County Health Authority with the El Paso Department of Health, and Wanda Helgesen, Executive Director of BorderRAC, walk us through the current conditions that El Paso health care providers are experiencing as they deal with an overwhelming spike of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Then, Dr. Jill Weatherhead of Baylor College of Medicine answers your questions on how to stay healthy and safe while celebrating Halloween.

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