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CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 update: Monday, August 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Statistics (Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 21,130 cases, 577,810 tests (3.657% pos), 655 died, 8,463 recovered, 131 hospitalized. Aug 2: 21,016 cases, 574,253 tests (3.66%), 654 died, 8,343 recovered, 127 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,240 cases, 52,852 tests (4.24% pos), 24 died, 933 recovered. Aug 2: 2,214 cases, 52,368 tests (4.23%), 23 died, 902 recovered.

Hospitalizations in Doña Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties: Aug 3: 19 positive COVID admissions; 51 (of 116 available) ICU beds, 15 (of 82 available) ventilators in use. July 30: 30 admissions; 62 (of 112) ICU beds, 18 ventilators. July 24: 31 admissions, 64 ICU beds, 16 ventilators. July 15: 36 admissions, 65 ICU beds, 14 ventilators. (ICU, ventilator figures are for all patients, not just COVID-19).

Texas 442,014 cases, 4,143,342 tests (13.57% positive [Aug 2]), 7,016 died, 297,422 recovered, 8,819 hospitalized. July 31: 420,946 cases, 6,274 died, 260,542 recovered, 9,296 hospitalized.

El Paso County 14,914 cases, 85,576 tests (17.44% pos), 276 died, 11,128 recovered, 290 hospitalized. Aug 1: 14,410 cases, 78,374 tests (18.39%), 248 died, 10,910 recovered.    

Mexico 439,046 cases, 47,746 died, 289,394 recovered. July 31: 416,179 cases, 46,000 died, 272,187 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua no update. Aug 2: 8,306 cases, 929 died, 2,916 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez no update. Aug 2: 4,597 cases, 669 died.

United States 4,770,379 cases, 157,424 died, 2,315,109 recovered. July 31: 4,594,006 cases, 154,830 died, 2,241,632 recovered.

Canada 117,007 cases, 8,947 died, 101,578 recovered. July 31: 116,141 cases, 8,933 died, 101,030 recovered.

Worldwide 17,965,128 cases (2,310/M), 689,370 died, 10,690,359 recovered. July 31: 17,321,394 cases (2,228/M), 673,822 died, 10,155,026 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), unknown until cases were 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 or a skin rash or discoloration of fingers or toes. Symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. About 80 percent 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.

 

Timeline

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 public health order closes nonessential businesses June 1 New Mexico public health order allows limited indoor dining July 13 New Mexico public health order prohibits indoor dining; close-contact businesses limited to 25 percent of capacity.

 

Online

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