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Update on New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 21

Mar 16, 2020 | Press Releases

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

Including the above additional cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 21 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 14
  • Sandoval County: 2
  • Santa Fe County: 3
  • Socorro County: 2

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

The Department of Health and the governor encourage all New Mexicans to practice social distancing procedures: stay home, particularly if you are sick.

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

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).

People without those symptoms do not need to be tested for COVID-19. This is allergy season, and allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itchy eyes, nose or throat do not indicate a need for testing. While the state is gratified that COVID-19 testing is increasingly available, we need to prioritize testing for persons with symptoms of COVID-19 infection – fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated and finalized as a one-stop source for information.

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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