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State health officials reported another record-high number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico on Tuesday, with 1,141 new cases. The state Department of Health also reported nine additional deaths related to the disease and hospitalizations for COVID-19 continued to grow.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 reached 401 on Tuesday, another new record, 19 more than reported on Monday. The state had never had more than 300 individuals hospitalized for the disease until Oct. 27. The Department of Health said 76 percent of general beds and 67 percent of ICU beds are occupied in New Mexico. This includes hospitalizations for all reasons, not just COVID-19.
The Department of Health has now reported 49,240 confirmed cases and 980 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Total weekly new cases rose to 6,071 this week, up from 5, 273 new cases from last week’s totals. As of Tuesday, the Department of Health designated 21,942 COVID-19 cases as recovered, leaving 27,298 active cases in New Mexico
In Grant County, there have been 215 cases reported with 28 new cases since last week. There have been 5 reported recoveries since last week bringing that number to 73 recovered and 142 active cases. Grant County had its fourth COVID death reported last week – a 91-year old Arenas Valley man, the first to have occurred at Gila Regional Medical Center.
For more information on the latest COVID-19 information, visit cv.nmhealth.org
THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS REMINDED NEW MEXICANS ABOUT WHO SHOULD GET TESTED FOR COVID-19:
With rising COVID-19 cases around the state, the Department of Health has reminded New Mexicans about who should get tested for the coronavirus.
- Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell.
- Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
- Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as detention centers and long-term care facilities;
- Patients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.
For more information on Covid testing and contact tracing in New Mexico go to www.togethernm.org
LOCAL COVID-19 TESTING SCHEDULE
The Grant County Public Health Office provides free testing every Tuesday from 8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. and every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Appointments can be scheduled by registering on the following website:
https://cvtestreg.nmhealth.org/ Once registered, you will receive a code. Please save this code and use it when making your appointment by calling: 575-538-5318 (ext. 4).
The Grant County Public Health Office is located at 2610 N. Silver Street (across the street from the Swimming Pool).
CVS Pharmacy Drive-thru in Silver City is making Self-swab tests available to individuals meeting CDC criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com
Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) in Silver City is doing testing on weekdays except for Tuesday at their clinic at 1007 Pope Street in Silver City and at their Lordsburg clinic on weekdays except for Thursdays at 530 De Moss Street. Call 1-575-388-1511 for an appointment.