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COVID-19 update: Monday, July 27, 2020


COVID-19 Statistics (Monday, July 27, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 19,502 cases, 528,890 tests (3.657% pos), 619 died, 7,4599 recovered, 159 hospitalized. July 26: 19,042 cases, 520,718 tests (3.657%), 614 died, 7,349 recovered, 144 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,064 cases, 48,517 tests (4.255% pos), 17 died, 763 recovered. July 26: 1,990 cases, 47,795 tests (4.165%), 16 died, 746 recovered.

Regional hospitals: Hospitals in Doña Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo and Otero counties: July 24: 31 positive COVID admissions; 64 (of 112 available) ICU beds, 16 ventilators (of 82 available) in use. July 15: 36 positive COVID admissions; 65 ICU beds, 14 ventilators in use. ICU/ventilator figures are for all patients. Note: No breakdown available of how many ICU beds, ventilators in use by COVID-19 patients.

Texas 385,923 cases, 3,714,821 tests (10.389% pos), 5,713 died, 229,107 recovered, 9,781 hospitalized. July 26: 381,656 cases, 3,664,679 tests (10.4145%), 5,038 died, 229,107 recovered, 10,075 hospitalized.

El Paso County 13,327 cases, 74,125 tests (17.98% pos), 230 died, 9,671 recovered, 289 hospitalized. July 26: 13,240 cases, 72,379 tests (18.3%), 224 died, 9,476 recovered, 310 hospitalized.  

Mexico 390,516 cases, 43,680 died, 251,505 recovered. July 24: 370,712 cases, 41,908 died, 236,209 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua 7,249 cases, 856 died, 2,289 recovered. July 26: 7,474 cases, 868 died, 2,370 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez No update. July 26: 4,179 cases, 639 died.

United States No update. July 24: 4,106,615 cases, 146,419 died, 1,226,670 recovered.

Canada 114,175 cases, 8,891 died, 99,531 recovered. July 24: 112,672 cases, 8,874 died, 98,519 recovered.

Worldwide 16,296,635 cases (2,096/M), 649,662 died, 9,431,033 recovered. July 24: 15,526,057 cases (1,997/M), 633,656 died, 8,873,385 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)

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 (coronavirus disease 2019), unknown before 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, 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. 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.



Dec. 31, 2019 First cases confirmed in Wuhan, China Jan. 21, 2020 First cases reported in United States 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 non-essential businesses June 1 New Mexico public health order allows limited indoor dining at restaurants, breweries

July 13 New Mexico public health order prohibits indoor dining at restaurants, breweries; gyms, tattoo parlors, salons, other close-contact businesses limited to 25 percent of capacity.



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