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    Posted: March 11 2020 at 9:12am

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/new-mexico-announces-first-presumptive-positive-cases-of-coronavirus/5662230/?fbclid=IwAR2elIRQR4BBXuBhfUY60HHI2VOX3F9tOK9WrJYTE3JE9qgK7FYEPBIfacM#.XmkG75iPd-I.facebook

Officials have announced the three presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, the first confirmed cases in the state. 

Two of the cases are a husband and wife in Socorro County, both in their 60s, who had recently traveled to Egypt. They are at home in isolation. The third case is a Bernalillo County woman in her 70s who had recently traveled to the New York City area. She is also isolated at home. 

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials will be holding a news conference at 11 a.m. 

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Well that was too fast. 4th case just announced, in my county.  No info other than a woman in her 60's who traveled to New York.  I'll edit when more info is available. 

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/nm-announces-4th-positive-case-of-covid-19/5671735/?fbclid=IwAR3nxG 



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I have 3 in my area in my backyard...very close!

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Originally posted by FluMom FluMom wrote:

I have 3 in my area in my backyard...very close!

And so many people travel between New Mexico and Colorado. Not loving this.

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Loving our Governor right now... bolding is mine


Today New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel has issued a public health order suspending gatherings of 100 or more people in a single space, solidifying the guidance I gave yesterday as to large events and ensuring that New Mexicans are prepared and proactive.

I know that this will affect previously planned and ongoing events, but right now public health is the first consideration. New Mexico is not going to wait as long as some other states to make hard decisions about this pandemic – we are going to do everything we can to be ahead of the curve.

Know that there are exemptions from the public health order – they include all educational institutions, airports and mass transit, malls and retail stores, shelters, offices and businesses, courthouses, child-care centers, health care facilities and other congregate care facilities, and places of worship.

Find more information here: http://bit.ly/2U1iulS

Stay updated with the dedicated COVID-19 website: https://cv.nmhealth.org

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We're up to 6 cases in the state now.  2 more new cases, (and the 2nd one in my county), and ALL public schools in the state will be closed for 3 weeks starting Monday.

https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/aps-to-hold-news-conference-amid-growing-concerns-about-the-coronavirus/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KRQE_News_13&fbclid=IwAR3dcPjVhjy1UpSoPY-NtHWdL0iLuVLD-qaxZQb2pOgxZroLtKdBrjozr-4 

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Well this is changing fast. Up to 10 cases now, 3rd one in my county. No news articles yet...

3 in Bernalillo (Albuquerque area) county, contacts of first cases there. One in hospital. 
1 in Santa Fe county, traveled to New York.  

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Here's the new info.   
https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2020/03/13/new-mexico-announces-four-more-positive-covid-19-cases/?fbclid=IwAR0TWl6d8e_NknQfZne3PLDh7xJzUPFPhWE2SxeAbziUTGlWRJGDf4_JsQg 

New Mexico announces four more positive COVID-19 cases

Mar 13, 2020Press Releases


Additional test results returned this morning

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday morning announced four more New Mexico residents who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the six presumptive positive tests earlier this week.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A Bernalillo County man in his mid-50s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. He is at home in isolation.
  • A Bernalillo County man in his 80s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. He is hospitalized.
  • A Bernalillo County woman in her mid-70s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. She is at home in isolation.
  • A Santa Fe County woman in her late 20s with recent travel to New York. She is at home in isolation.

The other six presumptive positive tests in New Mexico were:

  • A Santa Fe County woman in her 50s with recent international travel to Italy.
  • A Socorro County husband and wife both in their 60s with known recent international travel to Egypt.
  • A woman in her 70s in Bernalillo County with known recent travel to the New York City area.
  • A Santa Fe County woman in her 60s with known recent travel to the New York City area.
  • A Bernalillo County woman in her 40s. The Department of Health is investigating a possible travel link.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into each of the presumptive positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

The governor and Department of Health are urging New Mexicans to:

  • Remain home from work or school if you are sick
  • Avoid all non-essential travel to affected out-of-state areas; and exercise extreme caution with all out-of-state travel
  • Remain home (“self-isolate”) if you are sick and call the Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453 if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19
    • Those symptoms include fever, cough or trouble breathing
  • And continue taking precautionary steps to protect your health and the health of others, such as:
    • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners
    • Avoid sharing personal household items

Additional advisories, guidance and orders will follow as conditions warrant.

The state Department of Health is updating its dedicated COVID-19 webpage, viewable here: cv.nmhealth.org.

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4 more... now 17

https://www.governor.state.nm.us/2020/03/15/update-on-new-mexico-covid-19-cases-2/

Update on New Mexico COVID-19 cases

Mar 15, 2020Press Releases


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A Bernalillo County man in his 20s
  • Two Bernalillo County men in their 30s
  • A Bernalillo County man in his 40s

Including the above additional cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 10
  • Sandoval County: 2
  • Santa Fe County: 3
  • Socorro County: 2


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https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2020/03/15/state-orders-restrictions-on-capacity-of-restaurants-bars/?fbclid=IwAR2UNndKC7pWmMKQfR-T9HxXIcUDffUvtOKjTzX7yRIvsOvUr5-iuW60ZEM 

All restaurants, bars, breweries, eateries and other food establishments in New Mexico will not be able to operate at more than 50 percent maximum occupancy or 50 percent of seating capacity.

That is part of a change to the public health emergency the state ordered on Thursday, and a further restriction aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, a type of coronavirus, in New Mexico. As of Sunday, 17 people in New Mexico had tested positive for COVID-19.

The order by Secretary of Health Kathy Kunkel will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday. 

The order also says that tables and booths will not be able to seat more than six people and that all occupied tables and booths must be separated by at least six feet.

“The best thing New Mexicans can do right now is self-isolate and limit person-to-person contact,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement. “We all have to pull together in this effort. Keep washing your hands with soap and water regularly. Stay at home. Remember your neighbors and buy only what you need when you are shopping.”

The state already banned “mass gatherings” of more than 100 people, but this did not include restaurants or bars. It instead applied to events in arena, theaters, auditoriums or stadiums, most of which are one-time events.

The order also exempted retail stores, grocery stores, courthouses, correction and detention facilities, hospitals and other areas where a large amount of people could gather.

The state also closed all public schools for three weeks, beginning Monday.

This change by the state follows a nationwide trend as governors tighten restrictions. Four states, California, Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts, have already ordered restaurants and bars to be closed. Other states have implemented similar restrictions as New Mexico.

Testing has accelerated over recent days, and more positive tests are expected.

The state asks for people to remain home as much as possible and only leave their houses for essential outings.

The state also says anyone who is showing signs of COVID-19, which includes fever, cough or trouble breathing, should call the DOH at 1-855-600-3453.


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Mar 16, 2020Press Room

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced additional positive tests for COVID-19. 

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A 20-year-old male in Bernalillo County
  • Two 30-year-old females in Bernalillo County
  • An 80-year-old male in Bernalillo County
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    In related news: 

    COVID-19 Test Results in NM

    Positive *21
    Negative1,249
    Total Tests **1,270

    *Tests no longer need to be verified positive by the CDC. The Department of Health reporting has been amended to reflect this change.

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At least not many are positive!

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something disturbing me, since the first two groups of tests came back positive that were related to travel, they have admitted that information from the recent ones. And the media doesn't seem to be asking or caring.

so we may, or may not, have community spread going on. We have no idea.

I'm in Santa Fe county, which is very large. Quite a few cities in the county, and we have no idea where any of the cases are from.


Update on New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 23

Mar 17, 2020Press Releases


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A man in Taos County in his 50s
  • A man in Santa Fe County in his 40s
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You do.  Everyone does.  Just 'cos you can't see it, doesn't mean its not there.  Its everywhere.

Sorry for the bald answer.  Paddies day; I'm on the grog!

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Oh my, I just don't drink anymore, never really liked it.  Will have an occasional wine and a beer if I have Mexican food.  Happy St. Patty's To Everyone!

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Technophobe: You were indeed right. They announced one community spread case today, so immediately put new restrictions into effect.    

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State health officials have announced today that five more people in New Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19, currently totaling 28 positive tests statewide.
More information here: http://bit.ly/3b7WsF0

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a case of community spread among today’s five new cases of COVID-19. At this stage, other states would implement aggressive measures to enact social distancing. We have already done so and will continue to do so.

What does this mean? It underlines what we have been emphasizing every day: New Mexicans need to stay home when at all possible. The ONLY way to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 is to limit all person-to-person contact. PLEASE stay home.

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Missed a few days, here's the latest

COVID-19 Test Results in NM

Positive *57
Negative4,722
Total Tests **4,779


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced fourteen additional positive tests for COVID-19.
 
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
 
9 new cases in Bernalillo County:
  • A female in her 70s
  • A female in her 60s
  • Two males in their 40s
  • Two males in their 30s
  • A female in her 30s
  • A female in her 20s
  • A male infant
1 new case in Doña Ana County:
  • A female in her 20s
1 new case in Lea County:
  • A male in his 70s
1 new case in Sandoval County:
  • A female in her 40s
1 new case in Santa Fe County:
  • A male in his 50s
1 new case in Taos County:
  • A female in her 50s
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 57 positive tests for COVID-19:
  • Bernalillo County: 32
  • Doña Ana County: 2
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 1
  • Sandoval County: 7
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 8
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3
The Department of Health has detected community spread. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, additional restrictions enacted by order of the secretary of health Thursday are intended to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated by social distancing and isolation. Certain businesses are mandated closed; others have been instructed to limit operations. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.
 
The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases. 
 
State officials have vigorously encouraged all New Mexicans to practice social distancing procedures: stay home, particularly if you are sick. 
 



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I just can't bring myself to post these every day. Sigh. BIG jump today - 55 new cases. Total now at 191.  ( I also can't deal with editing on here, click the link to read it easily) 

https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2020/03/27/new-mexico-covid-19-cases-jump-to-191/?fbclid=IwAR2CwGJiQ4PR8ZxpepbvUlD6FKQKH4B5I4TokSUJM4kEWzJYXDaq0DCfxd8

New Mexico experienced a big jump in COVID-19 cases reported today: 55 additional positives, bringing the state's total to 191. The state has tested 9,387 people. There remain no new deaths following the one reported death last Sunday.

As of today's report, 17 people have been hospitalized and according to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in a public Facebook live address at 5 pm, six of them are in critical care or on ventilators.

Those 17 people may include ones who who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but currently hospitalized in New Mexico, but does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

Lujan Grisham also said that 47% of the cases reported in New Mexico are people 45 years old or younger.

"That's a really important data point," she said, "because it tells us younger people who are more mobile, who are maybe not engaged as productively in social distancing as some other populations, continue to be potentially a high risk factor… I want us all to think about how we might do that better."

Santa Fe had seven new reported cases today, bringing the total to 29. Two new counties, Roosevelt and Valencia, now have cases as well. The full breakdown of new cases and total cases can be found below.

New Mexico's latest figures come as the US overall experiences 85,000 cases in all 50 states. The New York Times today released publicly its data in an effort "to broaden understanding of the virus's toll."

Lujan Grisham also issued an executive order today that requires people arriving by airplane to the state to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Those who fail to do so "will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department," a news release says.

The order comes, reportedly, because "many" of New Mexico's COVID-19 cases have come from instate or international travel, according to the order. Health officials have previously stated that both Bernalillo and Santa Fe County have community spread, meaning cases in which there is no known cause such as travel or contact with someone who has the virus. The governor's press secretary was initially unable to provide a number or percentage for travel-related cases, but those statistics were made available during Lujan Grisham's live update.

Approximately 45% of the current cases are travel-related, and about 20% are related to those original travel cases. Another 20% are under investigation and approximately 15% appear to be community spread.

"That's the number that gives us real pause," Lujan Grisham said, noting that an infected person could then infect another 2.5 people within a few days and as many as 400 in the course of 30 days.

"That means we get to a place where we have insufficient healthcare resources to meet the needs of the individuals who would require health and hospital care and support," she said. "That's this whole effort is just making sure don't get beyond that capacity."

As difficult as the situation is now, Lujan Grisham said she expects it to worsen in early April, and that she would have more information next week.

"Having your numbers double in three days is not the best sign we could see," she said regarding today's uptick in cases, noting that it's still not as rapid as some of the virus epicenters in the US. "It means there's more social distancing that must be done and it means I need more information about the rate of transmission, the number of positive cases and where they're coming from." Over the weekend and into next week, she said,  "Everyone in New Mexico should expect…we will have sufficient data to come to you and show you by the numbers where we are at bending that curve and what we're doing about protecting capacity and what we're doing,  all of us, to protect every single New Mexican. 

Today's travel order acknowledges the high rate of cases in the state traced to people who have traveled. It reads: "Because some individuals infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms, travelers may be unaware they are carrying the virus. For this reason, persons arriving in New Mexico's airports must self-isolate for a period of time sufficient to ensure that the public health and safety is not jeopardized."

Under the order, people who are self-isolating can only leave their place of lodging to receive medical care. Family or household members can visit them, but then also need to self-isolate for at least two weeks.

The governor also has directed the Department of Health to take necessary measures to ensure the screening and isolation of air travelers coming into New Mexico, including executing temporary holds of individuals or groups, obtaining court orders to require isolation and imposing civil and/or criminal penalties. The order does not apply to airline employees or people performing public safety or public health functions, such as "military personnel, federal employees, employees of national defense contractors, emergency first responders, health care workers or employees of shipping and freight companies.

Other states have passed similar measures for domestic travel, such as Alaska, Florida and Hawaii.

The governor and Education Secretary Ryan Stewart also announced today that public schools will be closed through the end of this academic year.

New Mexicans are under stay-at-home orders. Those 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).

Today’s new cases:

  • 27 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 5 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 3 new cases in San Juan County
  • 7 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 5 new cases in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

Statewide totals

  • Bernalillo County: 82
  • Cibola County: 2
  • Chaves County: 4
  • Curry County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 16
  • Eddy County: 2
  • Lea County: 2
  • McKinley County: 5
  • Rio Arriba County: 3
  • Roosevelt County: 1
  • Sandoval County: 15
  • San Juan County: 17
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 29
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 8
  • Valencia County: 1
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