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COVID-19 update: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020


COVID-19 Statistics (Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 21,773 cases, 604,382 tests (3.6% pos), 669 died, 8,950 recovered, 138 hospitalized. Aug 5: 21,566 cases, 597,408 tests (3.61%), 667 died, 8,828 recovered, 138 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,348 cases, 55,185 tests (4.256% pos), 27 died, 1,009 recovered. Aug 5: 2,315 cases, 54,561 tests (4.244%), 27 died, 996 recovered.

Regional hospitalizations Aug 4: 24 COVID admissions; 58 of 112 ICU beds, 16 of 82 ventilators in use. Aug 3: 19 admissions; 51 (116) ICU beds, 15 (82) vent in use. Hospitals are in Doña Ana, Luna, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties. (ICU beds/ventilators figures include all patients, not just COVID.)

Texas 467,485 cases, 4,263,342 tests (10.965% pos), 7,803 died, 323,804 recovered, 8,302 hospitalized. Aug 5: 459,887 cases, 4,221,329 tests (10.8944%), 7,497 died, 315,652 recovered, 8,455 hospitalized.   

El Paso County 15,596 cases, 91,309 tests (17.08% pos), 285 died, 11,566 recovered, 248 hospitalized. Aug 5: 15,427 cases, 90,020 tests (17.14%), 280 died, 11,407 recovered, 250 hospitalized.

Mexico 456,100 cases, 49,698 died, 304,708 recovered. Aug 5: 449,961 cases, 48,869 died, 300,254 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua No update. Aug 5: 8,587 cases, 953 died, 3,170 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez No update. Aug 5: 4,673 cases, 678 died.

United States 4,903,385 cases, 160,402 died, 2,417,114 recovered. Aug 5: 44,873,775 cases, 159,726 died, 2,387,033 recovered.

Canada 118,282 cases, 8,963 died, 102,947 recovered. Aug 5: 118,036 cases, 8,960 died, 102,599 recovered.

Worldwide 18,752,917 cases (2,412/M), 706,342 died, 11,302,021 recovered. Aug 5: 18,579,615 cases (2,389/M), 701,278 died, 11,173,262 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), first 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 who contract the virus 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.


COVID-19 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 closes nonessential businesses June 1 N.M. allows limited indoor dining July 13 N.M. again prohibits indoor dining, limits close-contact businesses to 25% of capacity.


COVID-19 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

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

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