Coronavirus in New Mexico: 13 new coronavirus cases, bring total to 112

PUBLIC LIFE TO TRY AND STOP THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING. SHELLY: AS CASES IN OUR STATE CLIMB, MORE PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE CORONAVIRUS. DOUG: BUT AS TARGET 7 DISCOVERED, THAT ANXIETY COULD LAST AS LONG AS A WEEK FOR SOME OF YOU. >> LONG LINES FILING INTO COVID-19 TESTING SITES. A SCENE FAMILIAR TO ERIC HERN . MORE THAN A WEEK AGO, HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE RIGHT HERE. DARKER THE ONLY ELECTED TO TEST ONE OF US, WHICH WAS ME BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE AND TESTING SUPPLIES. >> IT TOOK SEVEN DAYS TO FIND OUT HE IS NOT AFFECTED. >> I THOUGHT IT WAS A PUBLIC EMERGENCY. I EXPECTED A FEW DAYS AT THE MOST. MADE ME WONDER WHO ELSE IS STILL WAITING TO BE TESTED. >> THERE IS A BACKLOG OF SAMPLES NOW, THE GOVERNOR IS POINTING FINGERS AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. LAST NIGHT SHE SPOKE TO MSNBC , SAYING THE LABS IN NEW MEXICO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MATERIALS TO ACTUALLY TEST THE SAMPLES. SHE ALSO SAYS THE STATE IS HAVING PROBLEMS GETTING FDA APPROVAL ON THE MACHINES CAPABLE OF TESTING THEM. >> IT’S BECOME A FULL TIME JOB WORKING EITHER AROUND OR DIRECTLY THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS IF GIVEN THE RESOURCES THE STATE COULD TEST AS MANY AS 6,000 SAMPLES A DAY. AFTER ONLY ONE WEEK OF TESTING, 5400 SAMPLES HAVE BEEN PROCESSED. >> WE COULD BE TESTING MORE THIS POINT. >> DOCTOR JASON MITCHELL IS THE CHIEF MEDIAL OFFICER AT PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL WHICH HAS BEEN COLLECTING SAMPLES FROM POSSIBLE PATIENTS. >> THE TESTS HAVE TO BE ACCURATE OR IT COULD LEAD US IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND AND CAUSE A LOT OF PROBLEMS IN HEALTH CARE. WE ARE HAPPY THE TESTS ARE EFFECTIVE AND WE ARE HAPPY THEY ARE ACCURATE AND WE WILL BE REAL — REALLY HAPPY WHEN WE CAN DO A LOT MORE OF THEM EVERYDAY. DOUG: TARGET 7 REACHED OUT TO TRI-CORE LABS. THEY TELL US AS OF YESTERDAY THEY HAVE INCREASED THEIR ABILITY TO TEST SAMPLES FROM 300 TODAY TO

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Coronavirus in New Mexico: 13 new coronavirus cases, bring total to 112

Gov. Lujan Grisham has declared a state of emergency

THE LATEST, MARCH 25:Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday, bringing the total to 112. In Bernalillo County:A male in his 20sA female in her 40sA male in his 40sA female in her 70sA female in her 80sIn Eddy County:A male in his 70s – deceased. As previously reported Wednesday by the Department of Health, this individual died Sunday, March 22. The state laboratory confirmed a positive COVID-19 test late Tuesday, March 24, after receiving it the same day.In Rio Arriba County:A male in his 60sA female in her 70sIn Sandoval County:A female in her 30sIn San Juan County:A male in his 30sIn Santa Fe County:A female in her 40sA female in her 50sA male in his 70s The governor also announced a new public health order that would close all non-essential businesses. 15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusHere’s what you need to know:CASES BY COUNTY: Bernalillo County: 48Chaves County: 3Cibola County: 1Curry County: 1Doña Ana County: 13 Eddy County: 1 Lea County: 1 McKinley County: 3Rio Arriba County: 2 Sandoval County: 8 San Juan County: 8 San Miguel County: 1 Santa Fe County: 17 ​​Socorro County: 2 Taos County: 3 Visit our special section for more information.As of Wednesday, there have been nine cases that required hospitalization. Three of those cases needed incubation. At this time five of those nine are still in the hospital. COMMUNITY SPREAD:At this time local health officials say that Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties have known community spread. This means that some of patients either had no recent travel history or were not exposed by a close household member. CLOSURES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:In an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus the state has issued several measures to aid in social distancing.On Monday the governor announced a Stay-at-Home order for New Mexicans and ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses effective Tuesday, March 24 On Wednesday the governor announced that all restaurants, breweries and other food establishments would be limited to take out and delivery service She also ordered all malls, health clubs, movie theaters and spas to closeSocial gatherings of five or more are now prohibited All New Mexico public schools are closed The University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech have all extended their spring breaks, although some programs have opted to continue coursework online All non-essential and many city workers are being asked to work from home The city of Albuquerque will close all indoor and outdoor exhibits at the BioPark through April 15. Overnight camping and New Mexico state parks will be closed through April 9 All New Mexico state museums, historic site, and culture institutions are closedAll casinos in New Mexico, including tribal casinos are closedNew Mexicans financially impacted by these closures are being urged to file for unemployment as several traditional challenges have been waived for applicants. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATIONThe Mid-Region Council of Governments have ceased operations for the Rail Runner only.ABQ RIDE is offering students 18 and younger free rides on all buses to help students get to meal pickup sites.WHAT IF I FEEL SICK:The state of New Mexico is urging anyone who feels like they might have signs of COVID-19 contact the coronavirus hotline before they visit their healthcare provider. That number is 855-600-3453.The main coronavirus signs are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. You can find out more about the difference between coronavirus, the flu and allergies here.TESTING:If it is determined based on your symptoms, travel history and/or exposure that you need a test you can find more information on testing centers here >> In order to ease the financial burden on potential patients, the Superintendent of Insurance has issued an emergency rule prohibiting health insurers from imposing cost sharing, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles, for testing and health care services related to COVID-19.RESOURCES: Coronavirus hotline health-related questions: 855-600-3453 Coronavirus hotline for family support and non-health-related questions: 833-551-0518 New Mexico Coronavirus Central Information Website Coronavirus Impacts on ABQ Services New Mexico Department of Health Center for Disease Control How to file for unemployment

THE LATEST, MARCH 25:

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Wednesday, bringing the total to 112.

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In Bernalillo County:

  • A male in his 20s
  • A female in her 40s
  • A male in his 40s
  • A female in her 70s
  • A female in her 80s

In Eddy County:

  • A male in his 70s – deceased. As previously reported Wednesday by the Department of Health, this individual died Sunday, March 22. The state laboratory confirmed a positive COVID-19 test late Tuesday, March 24, after receiving it the same day.

In Rio Arriba County:

  • A male in his 60s
  • A female in her 70s

In Sandoval County:

  • A female in her 30s

In San Juan County:

  • A male in his 30s

In Santa Fe County:

  • A female in her 40s
  • A female in her 50s
  • A male in his 70s

The governor also announced a new public health order that would close all non-essential businesses.


15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

Here’s what you need to know:

CASES BY COUNTY:

  • Bernalillo County: 48
  • Chaves County: 3
  • Cibola County: 1
  • Curry County: 1
  • Doña Ana County: 13
  • Eddy County: 1
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 3
  • Rio Arriba County: 2
  • Sandoval County: 8
  • San Juan County: 8
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 17
  • ​​Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3

Visit our special section for more information.

As of Wednesday, there have been nine cases that required hospitalization. Three of those cases needed incubation. At this time five of those nine are still in the hospital.

COMMUNITY SPREAD:

At this time local health officials say that Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties have known community spread. This means that some of patients either had no recent travel history or were not exposed by a close household member.

CLOSURES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING:

In an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus the state has issued several measures to aid in social distancing.

  • On Monday the governor announced a Stay-at-Home order for New Mexicans and ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses effective Tuesday, March 24
  • On Wednesday the governor announced that all restaurants, breweries and other food establishments would be limited to take out and delivery service
  • She also ordered all malls, health clubs, movie theaters and spas to close
  • Social gatherings of five or more are now prohibited
  • All New Mexico public schools are closed
  • The University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech have all extended their spring breaks, although some programs have opted to continue coursework online
  • All non-essential and many city workers are being asked to work from home
  • The city of Albuquerque will close all indoor and outdoor exhibits at the BioPark through April 15.
  • Overnight camping and New Mexico state parks will be closed through April 9
  • All New Mexico state museums, historic site, and culture institutions are closed
  • All casinos in New Mexico, including tribal casinos are closed

New Mexicans financially impacted by these closures are being urged to file for unemployment as several traditional challenges have been waived for applicants.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Mid-Region Council of Governments have ceased operations for the Rail Runner only.

ABQ RIDE is offering students 18 and younger free rides on all buses to help students get to meal pickup sites.

WHAT IF I FEEL SICK:

The state of New Mexico is urging anyone who feels like they might have signs of COVID-19 contact the coronavirus hotline before they visit their healthcare provider. That number is 855-600-3453.

The main coronavirus signs are a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. You can find out more about the difference between coronavirus, the flu and allergies here.

TESTING:

If it is determined based on your symptoms, travel history and/or exposure that you need a test you can find more information on testing centers here >>

In order to ease the financial burden on potential patients, the Superintendent of Insurance has issued an emergency rule prohibiting health insurers from imposing cost sharing, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles, for testing and health care services related to COVID-19.

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