COVID-19 cases surpass 4,100; 20-29 year-olds still lead cases in Dona Ana County


Stefanie Gutierrez

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Here are the most important things you need to know today from 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 reached 4,138. Around the state, 83,251 NM residents have been tested. 
  • The death toll in New Mexico has risen to 162 deaths. Currently the state reports that there are 178 hospitalizations with 48 patients on ventilators. 
  • In total, 964 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. 
  • Gov. Lujan Grisham urged the public to maintain 6 ft distancing and wear a mask at a press update this afternoon. 
  • According to NMDOH, community spread in the state of NM has been detected. 
  • According to the press update this afternoon, beginning May 6, employees at restaurants and essential businesses will be required to wear face coverings. 
  • All businesses operating as a retail space must require that employees wear cloth masks, procedural or surgical masks effective May 11. 

Around NMSU 

  • In Dona Ana County, cases have risen to 179, with total tests reaching 5,951. 
  • Total deaths in Dona Ana remains at 2. 
  • 20-29 year-olds and 50-59 year-olds continue to lead positive cases in the county, both at 18.95 percent, 29 cases each. 
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