Wed. May 27th, 2020

New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 65

SANTA FE (KSMX)- According to the daily updates from New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced eight additional positive tests for COVID-19 bring the total to 65 cases.

The Eastern New Mexico News reported that “three Clovis-area patients have been tested for COVID-19, and all three tests have come back negative for the virus”.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Two new cases in Bernalillo County:

  • A female in her 60s.
  • A male in his 30s.

Two new cases in Doña Ana County:

  • ​A female in her 50s.
  • A female in her 20s.

One  new case in McKinley County:

  • ​A male 9 years old.

One new case in San Juan County:

  • ​A male in his 50s.

Two new cases in Santa Fe County:

  • ​A male in his 30s.
  • A male in his 40s.

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 65 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 34
  • Doña Ana County: 4
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 2
  • Sandoval County: 7
  • San Juan County: 1
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 10
  • ​​Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3

The Department of Health has detected community spread. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive.

To that end, additional restrictions enacted by order of the secretary of health Thursday are intended to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated by social distancing and isolation. Certain businesses are mandated closed; others have been instructed to limit operations. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.