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CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 update: Friday, Nov. 13

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As state continues to increase testing: Doña Ana County: 312 new cases, New Mexico: 1,753; El Paso County has 1,488

Updated 11:25 a.m. MST Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

pos=positive; rec=recovered; hosp=hospitalized; cap=capacity; b=billion; m=million; t=thousand

New Mexico Nov 12: 60,776 cases, 1,330,403 tests (4.56825% pos), 1,176 died, 24,291 rec. 471 hosp. Nov 11: 59,034 cases, 1,317,248 tests (4.4816% pos), 1,158 died, 23,736 rec. 481 hosp.

Doña Ana County Nov 12: 9,271 cases, 119,742 tests (7.7425% pos), 122 died, 4,059 rec Nov 11: 8,960 cases, 118,856 tests (7.538% pos), 116 died, 4,014 rec

Regional hospitals (Doña Ana, Luna, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties) Nov 4: 109 cases, 66 of 127 ICU beds, 37 of 75 ventilators in use. Oct 28: 112 cases, 69 ICU, 27 vent. Oct 20: 66 cases, 61 ICU, 22 vent. Oct 7: 30 cases, 65 ICU, 21 vent. Sep 30: 22 cases; 56 ICU, 17 vent. Sep 16: 7 cases; 52 ICU, 17 vent. Sep 8: 9 cases, 53 ICU, 17 vent. Aug 26: 13 cases, 50 ICU, 13 vent. Aug 19: 17 cases, 47 ICU, 17 vent. ICU/vent: all patients, not just COVID-19.

Texas Nov 12: 993,841 cases, 19,147 died, 838,950 rec, 6,925 hosp Nov 11: 985,380 cases, 19,004 died, 831,800 rec, 6,779 hosp.   (Lab test pos: Nov 11; 12.73%, Nov 10: 12.61%, Nov 9: 12.37%, Nov 8: 12.22%, Nov 7: 11.76%, Nov 4: 11.05%, Nov 3: 10.75%, Nov 2: 10.54%, Nov 1: 10.58%, Oct 31: 10.42%, Oct 28: 10.10%, Oct 27: 10.04%, Oct 26: 9.9%, Oct 25: 9.58%)

El Paso County Nov 13: 70,575 cases, 539,641 tests (13.08% pos; 7-day aver: 20.50%), 741 died, 38,595 rec, 1,132 hosp.  Nov 12: 68,804 cases, 524,954 tests (12.86% pos; 7-day aver: 19.55%), 725 died, 37,938 rec, 1,148 hosp.

Mexico Nov 13: 986,177 cases, 7,791/m, 96,430 died. Nov 12: 986,177 cases, 7,791/m, 96,430 died.

Estado Chihuahua Nov 12: 31,399 cases, 2,544 died, 14,893 rec. Nov 11: 30,572 cases, 2,496 died, 14,521 rec.

Ciudad Juarez Nov 12: 17,642 cases, 1,601 died. Nov 11: 17,066 cases, 1,582 died.

United States Nov 13: 10,474,012 cases, 31,782/m, 241,689 died. Nov 12: 10,474,012 cases, 31,782/m, 241,689 died.

World Nov 13: 52,256,150 cases, 6,720/m, 1,286,543 died. Nov 12: 52,256,150 cases, 6,720/m, 1,286,543 died.

Population Worldwide 7.8b; United States 330m, New Mexico 2.1m, Doña Ana County 218t; Texas 30m, El Paso County 841t; Mexico 129m, Estado de Chihuahua 3.77m, Ciudad Juarez 1.5m; Canada 38m.

COVID-19 Timeline 

Dec 31, 2019 First cases confirmed, Wuhan, China Jan 21, 2020 1st First U.S. case confirmed, Washington State Jan 30 World Health Organization declares global health emergency Feb 29 First U.S. death, Washington State Mar 11 NM reports first cases, declares public health emergency Mar 13 U.S. declares national health emergency Mar 23 NM closes nonessential businesses, prohibits mass gatherings June 1 NM allows indoor dining, gyms at 50% cap; retail stores, malls, houses of worship at 25% cap Jul 13 NM bans indoor dining; limits gyms, close-contact businesses to 25% cap Aug 29 NM restores indoor dining at 25% cap; increases houses of worship to 40%; museums with static displays can open at 25% cap; public gatherings limited to 10 Sep 18 NM permits youth sports conditioning, state park overnight camping, swimming pools to open, each in groups up to 10 Oct 16: NM limits public gatherings to 5; max hotel cap 60%/state-certified, 25%/non-certified; 10 p.m. close for businesses serving alcohol Oct. 23: NM restaurants, breweries, retail stores, gyms, salons, close for 2 weeks if 4 positive tests in 14 days; state museums, cultural sites closed; 10 p.m. close for retail stores; restaurants, breweries must test, train employees, log onsite diners. Oct 27: Las Cruces closes all indoor recreation facilities except aquatic center for 7 days, increases security to ensure face masks worn, retail-store cap adhered to.

What is COVID-19?  

Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds. They were discovered in 1931 in domesticated chickens in North Dakota. The first human coronavirus was isolated in the U.S. and U.K. in 1965. At least seven strains of human coronavirus are known. Coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The name comes from the Latin corona (“crown”) because of protein spikes on the virus’ surface that resemble crowns.

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, 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.

H1N1 influenza A (a different virus) caused two global pandemics: 1) Spanish Flu: Feb 1918-Apr 1920, up to 500m cases, 50m died, world pop: 1.8b; 2) Swine Flu: Jan 2009-Aug 2010; 491,382 known/700m-1.4b estimated cases, 150-575t died, world pop: 6.8b. (Influenza (flu) is a virus that attacks the respiratory system.)

Other flu pandemics. 1957-58: 2m died worldwide, 70k in U.S.; 1968-69: 1m died worldwide, 34t in U.S.

Seasonal flu. U.S.: Oct 1, 2019-Apr 4, 2020 (flu season): 39-56m cases, 410-740t hosp, 24-62t died. Annually since 2010: 9-45m cases, 140-810t hosp, 12-61t died. Worldwide: 250-500t annual flu deaths.

COVID-19 Information Online

World Health Organization www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Global COVID-19 statistics https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

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/

NMDOH additional resources https://cv.nmhealth.org/

Doña Ana County/Joint Information Center www.donaanacounty.org

City of Las Cruces www.las-cruces.org/AlertCenter.aspx and covid19lascruces.com

Texas Department of State Health Services www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

El Paso County COVID-19 statistics http://epstrong.org/results.php