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Update on New Mexico COVID-19 cases

Mar 14, 2020 | Press Releases

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

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

  • A Sandoval County woman in her 60s
  • A Sandoval County man in her 60s
  • A Bernalillo County woman in her 50s

Including the above additional cases, New Mexico has now had the following number of presumptive positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 6
  • Sandoval County: 2
  • ​Santa Fe County: 3
  • Socorro County: 2

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.

Contact

The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

Address:
490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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