Welcome to our new web site!
To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.
During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.
COVID-19 Statistics (Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 updates)
New Mexico 21,965 cases, 612,854 tests (3.585% pos), 675 died, 9,166 recovered, 132 hospitalized. Aug 6: 21,773 cases, 604,382 tests (3.6%), 669 died, 8,950 recovered, 138 hospitalized.
Doña Ana County 2,398 cases, 56,089 tests (4.275% pos), 30 died, 1,048 recovered. Aug 6: 2,348 cases, 55,185 tests (4.256%), 27 died, 1,009 recovered.
Regional hospitalizations Aug 4: 24 COVID admissions; 58 of 112 ICU beds, 16 of 82 ventilators in use. Aug 3: 19 admissions; 51 (116) ICU beds, 15 (82) vent in use. Hospitals are in Doña Ana, Luna, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties; ICU beds/ventilators figures include all patients, not just COVID.
Texas 474,524 cases, 4,306,978 tests (11.0176% pos), 7,803 died, 323,804 recovered, 8,065 hospitalized. Aug 6: 467,485 cases, 4,263,342 tests (10.965%), 7,803 died, 331,668 recovered, 8,302 hospitalized.
El Paso County 15,908 cases, 92,117 tests (17.269% pos), 286 died, 11,669 recovered, 234 hospitalized. Aug 6: 15,596 cases, 91,309 tests (17.08%), 285 died, 11,566 recovered, 248 hospitalized.
Mexico 462,690 cases, 50,517 died, 308,848 recovered. Aug 6: 456,100 cases, 49,698 died, 304,708 recovered.
Estado de Chihuahua No update. Aug 5: 8,587 cases, 953 died, 3,170 recovered.
Ciudad Juarez No update. Aug 5: 4,673 cases, 678 died.
United States 4,902,310 cases, 159,874 died, 2,449,649 recovered. Aug 6: 4,903,385 cases, 160,402 died, 2,417,114 recovered.
Canada 118,775 cases, 8,966 died, 103,225 recovered. Aug 5: 118,282 cases, 8,963 died, 102,947 recovered.
Worldwide 19,160,806 cases (2,464/M), 716,083 died, 11,605,114 recovered. Aug 6: 18,752,917 cases (2,412/M), 706,342 died, 11,302,021 recovered.
Population Worldwide 7.8B; United States 329.5M, New Mexico 2.1M, Doña Ana County 218T; Texas 29.9M, El Paso County 841T; Mexico 129M, Estado de Chihuahua 3M, Ciudad Juarez 1.5M; Canada 37.74M
What is COVID-19?
World Health Organization: Coronaviruses cause respiratory infections from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The newest coronavirus causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness; less common are aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, sore throat, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, skin rash or discoloration of fingers or toes. Symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. About 80 percent who contract the virus recover without hospitalization; about 20 percent become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes or cancer are at higher risk of serious illness.
Dec 31, 2019 First cases confirmed in Wuhan, China Jan 21, 2020 First U.S. cases reported Jan 30 World Health Organization declares global health emergency Feb 29 First U.S. death reported March 13 U.S. declares national health emergency March 23 New Mexico closes nonessential businesses June 1 N.M. allows limited indoor dining July 13 N.M. again bans indoor dining, limits close-contact businesses to 25% of capacity. (Current public health orders in effect through Friday, Aug. 28.)
World Health Organization www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov
International COVID-19 statistics https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
New Mexico Department of Health https://cvprovider.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html
New Mexico public health orders https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/
City of Las Cruces www.las-cruces.org/AlertCenter.aspx and covid19lascruces.com
Doña Ana County and Joint Information Center www.donaanacounty.org
State and local services www.donaanacounty.org/content/covid-19-statewide-response-referral-numbers
Texas Department of State Health Services www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
El Paso County COVID-19 statistics http://epstrong.org/results.php