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Las Cruces Sun-News
New Mexico now has a total of 281 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases, with four deaths and 26 people who have recovered.
SANTA FE — The state Department of Health announced 44 new positive tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus Monday, bringing the state’s total to 281.
Two female COVID-19 patients in Bernalillo County were reported to have died on March 30, bringing the state’s number of deaths from two to four.
A single positive test from Doña Ana County brought the county’s case total to 18.
The new positives were identified in 12 New Mexico counties as follows:
- 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 2 new cases in Chaves County
- 1 new case in Doña Ana County
- 3 new cases in McKinley County
- 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
- 5 new cases in Sandoval County
- 5 new cases in San Juan County
- 3 new cases in Santa Fe County
- 1 new case in Socorro County
- 1 new case in Taos County
- 3 new cases in Torrance County
- 3 new cases in Valencia County
The two newly deceased patients were described as female residents of Bernalillo County, one in her 90s and the other in her 70s. Previously, the deaths of an Eddy County man in his late 70s and a Bernalillo County man in his 80s had been associated with the disease.
All four had been hospitalized and, per the DOH, and multiple underlying conditions.
The department reported that 26 people were listed as having recovered.
Medical staff test patients at a drive-thru coronavirus testing in Las Cruces at the Doña Ana County Health Services Center for the second of four days announced, on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (Photo: Nathan J Fish/Sun-News)
A total of 12,527 tests have been administered, per the DOH.
The novel coronavirus has been identified in tests from 18 of New Mexico’s 33 counties, as follows:
- Bernalillo County: 117
- Chaves County: 10
- Cibola County: 2
- Curry County: 3
- Doña Ana County: 18
- Eddy County: 4
- Lea County: 2
- McKinley County: 12
- Rio Arriba County: 3
- Roosevelt County: 1
- Sandoval County: 22
- San Juan County: 27
- San Miguel County: 1
- Santa Fe County: 38
- Socorro County: 3
- Taos County: 10
- Torrance County: 3
- Valencia County: 5
The DOH reported there are now 24 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, which may include individuals who tested positive out of state but are hospitalized in New Mexico. The total also does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.
Investigations, including contact-tracing, for the positive cases were ongoing, and the DOH reiterated that community spread has been detected in New Mexico.
“All New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare,” the DOH stated in a press release. “These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated.”
On March 23, the state ordered non-essential businesses to close, urged New Mexicans to stay home except for necessary business and limited all gatherings to five people or less.
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately: 1-855-600-3453.
See https://cv.nmhealth.org/ for the latest information.
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