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New Mexico Announces Four More Positive COVID-19 Cases

March 13, 2020 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

New Mexico state health officials on Friday morning announced four more New Mexico residents who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the six presumptive positive tests earlier this week. 

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

  • ​A Bernalillo County man in his mid-50s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. He is at home in isolation.
  • ​A Bernalillo County man in his 80s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. He is hospitalized.
  • ​A Bernalillo County woman in her mid-70s with close household contact with a previous presumptive positive resident. She is at home in isolation.
  • ​A Santa Fe County woman in her late 20s with recent travel to New York. She is at home in isolation.

The other six presumptive positive tests in New Mexico were:​

  • ​A Santa Fe County woman in her 50s with recent international travel to Italy.
  • ​A Socorro County husband and wife both in their 60s with known recent international travel to Egypt.
  • ​​A woman in her 70s in Bernalillo County with known recent travel to the New York City area.
  • A Santa Fe County woman in her 60s with known recent travel to the New York City area.
  • ​​A Bernalillo County woman in her 40s. The Department of Health is investigating a possible travel link.​

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.


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Nuevo México Anuncia Cuatro Casos Más para COVID-19 Positivos