COVID-19 Updates: Cases pass 7,000; young adults still lead cases in Dona Ana county


Stefanie Gutierrez

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Here are the most important things you need to know today according to the New Mexico Department of Health, Gov. Michelle Luhan Grisham and Las Cruces officials. 

Around the State

  • Positive cases around the state have risen to 7,026. Total tests administered in New Mexico have reached 177,361 according to the NMDOH. 
  • As of Monday’s report, the death toll has reached 320, and 2,522 cases have been designated as recovered.
  • Currently, the state reports 216 hospitalizations. 

Around NMSU

  • Around New Mexico State University, Dona Ana County reported 423 total cases. Total deaths in the county remain at two. 
  • The leading average age according to yesterday’s report was 20-29 year olds, at 18.62%. Currently, 73 of the total cases are within the 20-29 age range. 
  • According to an email sent to staff Tuesday, NMSU will host a testing site for employees and athletes Wednesday May 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in lot 100. No more than two people are permitted per vehicle and a questionnaire must be completed before arrival. 
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