COVID-19 Updates: NM sees largest single-day surge Thursday, health orders likely to be extended until May 15


Stefanie Gutierrez

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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

  • Positive cases announced Thursday have risen to 2,379 – the largest single-day surge in cases according to Gov. Lujan Grisham. 
  • According to yesterday evening’s reports, a total of 46,563 tests have been administered to New Mexicans. 
  • According to the NMDOH, 578 NM residents have recovered from COVID-19, while 78 patients have died. 
  • Gov. Lujan Grisham Announced Thursday that New Mexico will be extending the emergency public health orders until May 15. Additionally the Governor said the state has launched the New Mexico Economic Forum Council to aid businesses during this time and prepare them for a ‘phased’ reopening of the economy. 
  • On Wednesday, health officials announced that an antibody test will be available for New Mexicans soon. 

Around NMSU

  • In Dona Ana county, NMDOH reports there are currently 88 positive confirmed cases, one death and over 3,000 residents have been tested for the virus. 
  • The leading age-range contracting the virus in Dona Ana County is 60-69 year-olds, with 20-29 year-olds close behind at 18.31%. 
  • The virtual graduation ceremony for NMSU will be streamed on social media May 16, according to university officials.
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