COVID-19 Updates: Cases top 1,500, Majority of Dona Ana cases aged 20-29


Majority of cases in Dona Ana county are aged 20-29. Image Courtesy of NMDOH.

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

Around the State

  • Total positive cases have risen to 1,597. Around the state, total tests administered have been recorded at 34,488 as of Thursday. 
  • According to NMDOH, deaths have risen to 44 with eight additional deaths reported Thursday. Six cases had underlying medical conditions. Three involved persons aged in their 30s. 
  • Currently, NMDOH reports 90 hospitalizations, bringing the total to 230. According to Thursday’s reports, 353 NM residents have recovered from the virus.
  • NMDOH launched a list of virtual programs to encourage New Mexicans to stay indoors and still enjoy weekend activities. 

Around NMSU

  • Dona Ana reported a total of 58 cases on Thursday, with a total of 2,653 tests administered. 
  • The death toll in Dona Ana County remains at 1. 
  • According to the NMDOH data portal, 29.41% of cases in Dona Ana are residents aged between 20-29. 
  • Associated Students of NMSU elections are set to wrap up today. 
  • According to an NMSU news release, NMSU is offering laptop -check outs for students who do not have personal computers. Additionally, ICT noted parking lot 19 is a ‘work-from-car’ area with bolstered wifi. 
  • 33 counties around the state also have NMSU extension offices with wifi accessible from parking lots, the news release read. 

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