COVID-19 Updates April 6, 2020


Stefanie Gutierrez

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Here are the most important things you need to know today according to the Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University officials.

Around the State

  • Total positive cases as of Sunday’s update have risen to 624. Total deaths have risen to 12 around the state, including the most recent case of a male in his 40s who had underlying health conditions from McKinley County. 
  • Currently there are 45 individuals who are hospitalized according to the NM DOH and 130 cases designated as recovered. 
  • There have been 19,136 tests administered throughout the state. 
  • Positive cases are located in Bernalillo County: 246, Catron County: 1, Chaves County: 13, Cibola County: 14, Curry County: 6, Doña Ana County: 29, Eddy County: 4, Grant County: 1, Lea County: 2, Lincoln County: 1, Los Alamos County: 2, McKinley County: 40, Otero County: 3, Rio Arriba County: 6, Roosevelt County: 1, Sandoval County: 103, San Juan County: 58, San Miguel County: 1, Santa Fe County: 62, Socorro County: 5, Taos County: 13, Torrance County: 6, Valencia County: 7.
  • According to the Office of Gov. Lujan Grisham, small businesses are encouraged to apply for stimulus loans made available under the federal CARES Act. 

Around NMSU:

  • According to a statement released Friday by President John Floros, many updates have been made during the transition to online instruction. 
  • Support services have moved online including tutoring, financial aid, telehealth services advising and more. 
  • NMSU’s Information and Communications Technologies have provided over 100 computers to students and employees, established a technology resource website for both students and employees, set up Wi-Fi networks in parking lots and more according to the President’s communication. 
  • The City of Las Cruces requested the compliance of no mass gatherings at parks during Easter Sunday. 
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