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COVID-19 update: Friday, June 19, 2020


Note: The information below includes updates from Friday afternoon, June 19, 2020.


Daily statistics

New Mexico 10,260 cases, 464 deaths. June 18: 10,153 cases, 456 deaths.

Doña Ana County 692 cases, 6 deaths. June 18: 685 cases, 6 deaths.

Texas 103,305 cases, 2,140 deaths. June 18: 99,851 cases, 2,105 deaths.

El Paso County 4,178 cases, 119 deaths. June 18: 4,088 cases, 119 deaths.

Mexico 165,455 cases, 19,757 deaths, 123,095 recoveries. June 18: 159,793 cases, 19,080 deaths, 119,355 recoveries. (Note: COVID-19 data is more difficult to accurately track in Mexico.)

Estado de Chihuahua 3,735 cases, 546 deaths, 734 recoveries. June 18: 3,615 cases, 541 deaths, 732 recoveries.

Cuidad Juarez 2,001 cases, 434 deaths. June 18: 1,928 cases, 429 deaths.

United States 2,247,715 cases, 120,493 deaths, 699,975 recoveries. June 18: 2,215,517 cases, 119,674 deaths, 693,357 recoveries.

World 8,242,998 cases (1,060/M), 445,535 deaths. June 18: 8,061,549 cases (1,037/M), 440,290 deaths.

Population estimates: Worldwide 7.8B; US 331M; NM 2.1M, Doña Ana County 218T; TX 29.9M, El Paso County 841T; Mexico 129M, Estado de Chihuahua 3M, Cuidad Juarez 1.5M. Worldwide, U.S., Mexico statistics source: https://news.google.com/covid19/map

Regional statistics

New Mexico (https://cv.nmhealth.org/)                                                

284,602 tests; June 18: 280,175

10,260 cases (3.605% positive); June 18: 10,153 (3.625%)

1,735 hospitalizations; June 18: 157

4,512 recoveries; June 18: 4,439

464 deaths; June 18: 456

Doña Ana County 692 cases (25,113 tests/2.76% positive), 6 deaths, 352 recoveries.June 18:685 cases (no update on tests), 6 deaths, 342 recoveries.June 17: 676 cases (24,191/2.79%), 6 deaths, 321 recoveries.


Texas (www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus: Case Counts)                  

1,622,851 tests; June 18: 1,576,925

103,305 cases (6.366 % positive); June 18: 99,851 (6.332%)

3,148 hospitalizations; June 18: 2,794

65,329 recoveries; June 18: 63,812

2,140 deaths; June 18: 2,105

El Paso County 4,178 cases, 119 deaths, 3,083 recoveries, 106 hospitalizations. June 18: 4,088 cases (41,732 tests/9.78% positive), 119 deaths, 3,023 recoveries, 101 hospitalizations.

Also of note (June 18)

Film Las Cruces expands Film Friendly Business program – sign your business up!

Film Las Cruces wants to list every local business in the region in its Film Friendly Business Directory.

"When we talk about the opportunities that exist in the film industry we have a tendency to fixate on film crew jobs,” said Film Las Cruces Director Don Gray, “and that’s very important, but the part we sometimes forget is that film and TV productions are looking to spend their money locally with as many support businesses as possible when they come to town – if they can find them.”

"A recent study conducted by the Motion Picture Association points out that the film industry nationwide is a network of 93,000 small businesses of less than 10 employees each,” Gray said. “It’s not just the giant companies you think of that service the needs of film productions. And we need to identify those businesses locally that can support the industry.”

“And don’t worry if your business isn’t necessarily providing what you think film and TV productions need, because they need everything, from the obvious like hotel rooms and office supplies to the not so obvious like real estate agents, dog walkers and local gift companies."

In an effort to list EVERY business and support service in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County, Film Las Cruces has eliminated the requirement that businesses offer specific film industry discounts. They still encourage discounts — it makes Las Cruces and Doña Ana County that much more attractive to the industry, Gray said -- but it is no longer a requirement to list in the FREE directory. Those businesses that do offer specific discounts will be identified as such in the listings.

Create your listing at www.filmlascruces.com/film-friendly-vendor-landing-page.

New Mexico in the middle on unemployment claims

New Mexico is near the middle of the pack among all U.S. states and the District of Columbia in WalletHub’s latest survey of unemployment rates relative to the pandemic shutdown. The personal finance website shows New Mexico as the 38th most recovered state since last week and the 26th most recovered since the onset of COVID-19 in March.

WalletHub said New Mexico showed these changes in unemployment claims: week of June 8, 2020 vs. week of June 10, 2019: 581 percent increase; week of June 8, 2020 vs. week of Jan. 1, 2020: 570 percent; March 16-June 8, 2020 vs. March 18-June 20, 2019: 1,583 percent.

WalletHub said the top five states most recovered since last week, ranked one-five, are Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Idaho. The bottom five, ranked 47-51, are Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma. The top five most recovered since the onset of COVID-19, ranked one-five, are Connecticut, Oregon, Arkansas, California and Vermont. The bottom five, ranked, 47-51, are Oklahoma, Florida, Kentucky, New Hampshire and Georgia.

For the full report, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-biggest-increase-in-unemployment-due-to-coronavirus/72730/.