Wed. Jun 3rd, 2020

Roosevelt County sees spike of 12 cases

PORTALES (KSEL)- New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 190 additional positive tests for COVID-19 including 12 new cases in Roosevelt County and 4 in Curry County.

In a social media update post, Kaye Green, CEO of Roosevelt General Hospital stated that when data was released to RGH officials, 2 of the 12 new cases were already known to be positive.

Green stated that the new positive cases came through the outdoor testing clinic.

“What we believe may have happened is that the original person that tested positive may have congregated in a group before knowing they had the virus. We are now in the process of reaching out to patients and instructing to self-isolate”.

Currently, there are no inpatients at RGH.

New Mexico has now had a total of 5,847 positive tests for COVID-19:

Bernalillo County: 1,194
Catron County: 2
Chaves County: 30
Cibola County: 101
Colfax County: 5
Curry County: 40
Doña Ana County: 282
Eddy County: 17
Grant County: 16
Guadalupe County: 19
Harding County: 1
Lea County: 15
Lincoln County: 3
Los Alamos County: 6
Luna County: 8
McKinley County: 1,864
Otero County: 9
Quay County: 5
Rio Arriba County: 31
Roosevelt County: 26
Sandoval County: 488
San Juan County: 1,316
San Miguel County: 10
Santa Fe County: 122
Sierra County: 1
Socorro County: 49
Taos County: 22
Torrance County: 18
Union County: 3
Valencia County: 64

As of today, there are 208 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico.

There are 1,739 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.