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237 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico (March 29, 2020, 4:22 p.m.)
New Mexico Department of Health 1-855-600-3453

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March 29, 2020 4:30 PM

New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

9 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
2 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in Eddy County
4 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 remains at two.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 237 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 101
Chaves County: 8
Cibola County: 2
Curry County: 3
Doña Ana County: 17
Eddy County: 4
Lea County: 2
McKinley County: 9
Rio Arriba County: 2
Roosevelt County: 1
Sandoval County: 18
San Juan County: 22
San Miguel County: 1
Santa Fe County: 34
Socorro County: 2
Taos County: 9
Valencia County: 2

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.

As of today, there are 22 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 26 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has detected community spread and is investigating cases with no known exposure. 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, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. 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.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home.

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).

While the state is gratified that COVID-19 testing is increasingly available, testing must be prioritized for persons with symptoms of COVID-19 infection – fever, cough, or shortness of breath. This is allergy season, and allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itchy eyes, nose or throat do not indicate a need for testing.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

The state Department of Health will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage with additional tests as the state lab provides results.

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March 28, 2020 10:27 PM

Department of Health launches online tools for
COVID-19 test results and advising who needs testing

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Saturday announced the launch of two online tools for the public regarding COVID-19: a portal for receiving COVID-19 test results and a self-screening tool to aid in determining if one needs to be tested for COVID-19.

The test result portal can be found at https://cvresults.nmhealth.org/. A person in New Mexico who has been swabbed in order to be tested for COVID-19 will need to provide their name, date of birth and the date of sample collection. If test results are not yet available, the portal will indicate that they are pending. If test results are available, a person will be required to provide an email address and contact information and to create a password in order to access their information.

All persons who test positive for COVID-19 will be informed via phone call by their provider or the New Mexico Department of Health, and the portal will list their results as pending until they are notified. Upon notification, the Department of Health will begin working with the patient on a contact investigation to determine those around the patient who might also require testing. Negative test results will be displayed on the portal.

The self-screening tool can be found at https://cv.nmhealth.org/should-i-get-tested/. There New Mexicans will be provided with a list of questions designed to determine the extent of their symptoms and their chances of exposure to COVID-19 to provide recommendations as to whether they should be tested.

“These online tools will go a long way toward giving New Mexicans the health information they need as soon as possible,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “Regardless of any test results, however, residents need to continue to stay home, avoid all unnecessary travel and protect themselves to avoid COVID-19 transmission. It’s the best way to keep people healthy and stop the spread of this potentially deadly virus.”

New Mexicans with health-related questions can continue to call our coronavirus hotline at 855-600-3453. In addition, non-health-related questions or concerns can be shared at 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated and finalized as a one-stop source for information.

The Department of Health also updates daily its dedicated COVID-19 webpage​ with testing statistics and news and information for residents, clinicians and other medical personnel.

March 28, 2020 4:58 PM



Update includes one additional death related to COVID-19
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
11 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in San Juan County
The Department of Health on Thursday also reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
That case is:
A male in his 80s in Bernalillo County. The individual died on Friday, March 27; the individual had been hospitalized. The individual had multiple chronic underlying health conditions.
The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now two.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 208 positive tests for COVID-19:
Bernalillo County: 92
Chaves County: 7
Cibola County: 2
Curry County: 1
Doña Ana County: 17
Eddy County: 3
Lea County: 2
McKinley County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 2
Roosevelt County: 1
Sandoval County: 15
San Juan County: 18
San Miguel County: 1
Santa Fe County: 30
Socorro County: 2
Taos County: 9
Valencia County: 1

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.
As of today, there are 19 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

As of today, there are 26 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Department of Health has detected community spread and is investigating cases with no known exposure. 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, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. 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.
Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home.

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).
While the state is gratified that COVID-19 testing is increasingly available, testing must be prioritized for persons with symptoms of COVID-19 infection – fever, cough, or shortness of breath. This is allergy season, and allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itchy eyes, nose or throat do not indicate a need for testing.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.

The state Department of Health will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage with additional tests as the state lab provides results.