DOH again reports over 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, over 20 deaths

The state Department of Health reported 2,330 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The department also reported 21 additional deaths related to the disease. On Tuesday, the department reported 909 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, an increase of 33 people since Monday. This could include those from other states who are hospitalized in New Mexico, but would not include New Mexicans who are hospitalized out of state. Bernalillo County had the most newly reported cases, with 895.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (12/01/20 edition)

This morning recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free email every weekday. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. Note: This will be another short week for the COVID-19 daily recap, because of a vacation starting Wednesday.In a press conference on Monday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham discussed the “red to green” framework the state will enter on Wednesday. Read more here.Also, see stories from the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe Reporter and the Las Cruces Sun-News.DOH reported 1,684 new COVID-19 cases and 28 newly reported deaths on Monday. Read more here.Earlier in the day, leaders of the three major hospitals in Albuquerque said they’re out of room.

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DOH: 1,684 new COVID-19 cases, 28 newly reported deaths

The state Department of Health reported 1,684 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The department also reported 28 additional deaths related to the disease. On Monday, the department reported 876 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19, a decrease of 43 people since Sunday. This could include those from other states who are hospitalized in New Mexico, but would not include New Mexicans who are hospitalized out of state. This includes 146 patients who are on ventilators.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (11/30/20 edition)

This morning recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free email every weekday. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. Note: This will be another short week for the COVID-19 daily recap, because of a vacation starting Wednesday.The case counts in New Mexico dropped from the peaks from earlier in November, but still remain much higher than they were for until the current surge. And hospitalizations hit a new high on Sunday. Here are the case totals for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (11/25/20 edition)

This morning recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free email every weekday. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The big news from Tuesday was the fast special sessions that included hundreds of millions of dollars in relief funds for impacted businesses, unemployed New Mexicans and more. See more details here.See also the stories from the Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican and Associated PressThe Santa Fe New Mexican also looked at the virtual aspects of the session and how it will likely happen in a similar way in the upcoming regular session.It came on the same day that the state reported 2,107 cases and 28 additional deaths. Read more details here.While this is measurably higher than it was for much of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still lower than in recent days, the Santa Fe New Mexican noted.The state of New Mexico announced a voluntarily COVID-19 testing surveillance program that would allow businesses to remain open even if they have four or more COVID-19 cases in 14 days, the Albuquerque Journal reported.This includes the Albertsons in Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported and an Albertsons in Roswell according to the Roswell Daily Record.A Smith’s and a restaurant in Albuquerque were ordered to close on Tuesday, KRQE-TV reported.The Las Vegas Optic spoke to a man who returned home after a COVID-19 hospitalization.The number of deaths at the Taos Living Center doubled in less than a week, the Taos News reported.The interim administrator at Plains Regional Medical Center spoke to The Eastern New Mexico News about COVID-19 at the facility.

DOH: Another 2,107 COVID-19 cases, another high number of deaths

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 2,107 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 additional deaths related to the disease. It was the seventh straight day the state reported 2,000 or more cases. Just over a quarter of all the cases, 541, came from Bernalillo County. Five other counties had over 100 new cases: Doña Ana County (202), McKinley County (184), Sandoval County (172), San Juan County (127) and Chaves County (108). 

In all, 31 of the state’s 33 counties reported at least one new case of COVID-19. DOH also reported one new case among those held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center and 18 new cases among those held by the state Department of Corrections at facilities throughout the state.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (11/24/20 edition)

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This morning recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free email every weekday. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. Note: There will not be COVID-19 recap emails on Thursday or Friday because of the holiday. The state Department of Health reported 2,259 COVID-19 cases and 17 additional deaths on Monday. Read more here.Leaders of major Albuquerque hospitals said that if things don’t improve soon with COVID-19, they will be in “crisis” standard of care. Read more here.They encouraged New Mexicans to avoid holiday gatherings to avoid spreading the disease, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.See also stories from the Albuquerque Journal and the Las Cruces Sun-News.The state legislature will hold a special session today to deal with COVID-19 relief.

DOH: 2,259 new COVID-19 cases in NM, 17 new deaths

The state Department of Health reported 2,259 new cases of COVID-19 and reported seventeen additional deaths related to the disease on Monday. This was the sixth consecutive day of more than 2,000 cases, as the state is now halfway through a two-week “reset” where in-person work has been closed at nonessential businesses. Of the cases, the most came from Bernalillo County, 748. This was followed by Santa Fe County (219), Doña Ana County (202), McKinley County (168), San Juan County (149), Sandoval County (122), Valencia County (119) and Curry County (100). 

DOH reported at least one case of COVID-19 in 30 counties. Additionally, DOH reported 21 new cases among those held by federal agencies at facilities in New Mexico and 9 cases among those held by the state Department of Corrections.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (11/23/20 edition)

This morning recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free email every weekday. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. Note: There will not be COVID-19 recap emails on Thursday or Friday because of the holiday. The state Department of Health reported nearly 8,000 new cases in the last three days and 81 deaths related to the disease in the same time period. On Friday, state health officials reported 2,993 COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths related to the disease. On Saturday, the state reported 2,353 new cases and 25 related deaths.