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COVID-19 update: Monday, July 20, 2020


COVID-19 Statistics (Updates for Monday, July 20, 2020)

New Mexico 17,215 cases, 476,497 tests (3.613% pos), 578 died, 6,814 recovered, 154 hospitalized. July 19: 16,971 cases, 469,215 tests (3.617%), 571 died, 6,764 recovered, 161 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 1,737 cases, 43,406 tests (4% pos), 14 died, 661 recovered. July 19: 1,717 cases, 42,908 tests (4%), 13 died, 656 recovered.

Regional hospital report: 36 positive COVID-19 admissions reported July 15 (update expected this week) in hospitals in Doña Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties, with 112 ICU beds (65 in use), 84 ventilators (14 in use) available; no report on how many ICU beds/ventilators are being used by COVID-19 patients.

Texas 332,434 cases, 3,269,897 tests (10.1665% pos), 4,020 died, 177,871 recovered, 10,569 hospitalized. July 19: 325,030 cases, 3,207,857 tests (10.132%), 3,958 died, 172,936 recovered, 10,592 hospitalized.

El Paso County 11,769 cases, 68,457 tests (17.2% pos), 184 died, 7,616 recovered, 290 hospitalized. July 19: 11,573 cases, 65,908 tests (17.56%), 179 died, 7,413 recovered.

Mexico 344,224 cases, 39,184 died, 217,423 recovered. July 17: 344,224 cases, 39,184 died, 217,423 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua no update. July 19: 6,653 cases, 815 died, 2,142 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez no update. July 19: 3,715 cases, 613 died, 1,473 recovered.

United States 3,834,208 cases, 142,601 died, 1,117,084 recovered. July 17: 3,677,453 cases, 140,888 died, 1,076,823 recovered.

Canada 110,338 cases, 8,852 died, 97,051 recovered. July 17: 110,338 cases, 8,852 died, 97,051 recovered.

Worldwide 14,507,491 cases (1,866/M), 606,173 died, 8,133,663 recovered. July 17: 13,885,746 cases (1,786/M), 592,573 died, 7,779,604 recovered.

Population estimates 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?  (who.int)

Several coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to the more severe Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The newest coronavirus causes COVID-19 (for coronavirus disease 2019), unknown before it began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness. Less common symptoms include aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell or a skin rash or discoloration of fingers or toes. Symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but only have very mild symptoms. About 80 percent recover without needing hospital treatment. About 20 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 Wuhan, China confirms cases; Jan. 21, 2020 First U.S. cases reported; Jan. 30 World Health Organization (WHO) declares global health emergency; Feb. 29 First U.S. death reported; March 13 Trump declares national emergency; March 23 New Mexico public health order closes non-essential businesses



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

Doña Ana County and Joint Information Center www.donaanacounty.org/news/covid19