COVID-19 Updates: April 8, 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 have risen to 794 around the state, including one additional death- a male in his 30s with underlying health conditions. 
  • The total tests administered to NM residents is 22,245. There are 171 cases designated as recovered by the NM DOH, 51 hospitalizations and 13 total deaths. 
  • NM officials have detected community spread Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley, Otero, Sandoval, San Juan, and Santa Fe counties and note that they are investigating cases with no known exposure. 
  • Cases are located in Bernalillo County (307), Catron County (1), Chaves County (15), Cibola County (15), Curry County (8), Dona Ana County (35), Eddy County (4), Grant County (4), Lea County (2), Lincoln County (1), Los Alamos County (2), McKinley County (55), Otero County (3), Rio Arriba County (6), Roosevelt County (1), Sandoval County (128), San Juan County (107), San Miguel County (1), Santa Fe County (66), Socorro County (5), Taos County (14), Torrance County (7), Valencia County (7). 
  • According to the NM DOH, there are 52 cases located in the San Felipe Pueblo and 31 cases located in Zia Pueblo. 

Around NMSU

  • According to a news release by NMSU, NMSU Police Department has donated over 8,000 masks to the Office of Emergency Management for use by first responders. 
  • Clint Lanier, NMSU assistant professor of english has spearheaded a project to gather medical equipment from research facilities around NMSU for donations to Mountain View Regional Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center. 
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