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COVID-19 update: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020


COVID-19 Statistics (Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 22,643 cases, 640,337 tests (3.536% pos), 693 died, 9,612 recovered, 134 hospitalized. Aug 10: 22,444 cases, 632,997 tests (3.546%), 690 died, 9,428 recovered, 127 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,517 cases, 58,897 tests (4.276% pos), 31 died, 1,105 recovered. Aug 10: 2,466 cases, 58,091 tests (4.245%), 31 died, 1,077 recovered.

Regional hospitalizations 24 COVID admissions; 49 of 112 ICU beds, 11 of 82 ventilators in use. Aug 10: 26 admissions, 56 (112) ICU beds, 11 (82) ventilators. Aug 4: 24 admissions; 58 (112) ICU beds, 16 (82) ventilators. ICU bed/ventilator figures include all patients, not just COVID. Hospitals are in Doña Ana, Luna, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties.

Texas 500,620 cases, 4,421,806 tests (11.3216% pos), 8,710 died, 358,312 recovered, 7,216 hospitalized. Aug 10: 490,817 cases, 4,400,049 tests (11.155%), 8,490 died, 349,833 recovered, 7,304 hospitalized.

El Paso County 16,936 cases, 105,922 tests (15.989% pos), 307 died, 12,388 recovered, 208 hospitalized. Aug 10: 16,396 cases, 103,520 tests (15.84%), 300 died, 12,047 recovered, 198 hospitalized.

Mexico 485,836 cases, 53,003 died, 393,160 recovered. Aug 10: 480,278 cases, 52,298 died, 322,465 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua 9,313 cases, 990 died, 3,791 recovered. Aug 10: 9,186 cases, 990 died, 3,707 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez 5,010 cases, 699 died. Aug 10: 4,936 cases, 699 died.

United States 5,107,631 cases, 163,215 died, 2,538,700 recovered. Aug 10: 5,064,072 cases, 162,623 died, 2,503,967 recovered.

Canada 120,290 cases, 8,988 died, 106,559 recovered. Aug 10: 119,567 cases, 8,981 died, 103,831 recovered.

Worldwide 20,124,437 cases (2,588/M), 737,285 died, 12,380,410 recovered. Aug 10: 19,919,559 cases (2,562/M), 732,284 died, 12,143,142 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?  

Coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging 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, skin rash or discoloration of fingers or toes. Symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. About 80 percent of those who contract the virus recover without hospitalization; about 20 percent become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical issues, including high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes and cancer, are at higher risk of serious illness.

Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds. They were discovered in 1931 among domesticated chickens in North Dakota. The first human coronavirus was discovered in 1965 and first isolated in the U.S. and United Kingdom. At least seven strains of human coronavirus are known to exist. The name is from the Latin corona, “crown,” and comes from protein spikes on the surface of the virus that create a crown-like image.


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 Mar 13 U.S. declares national health emergency Mar 23 New Mexico closes nonessential businesses June 1 New Mexico allows limited indoor dining Jul 13 New Mexico bans indoor dining, limits close-contact businesses to 25 percent of capacity. Note: Current public health orders in effect through Friday, Aug. 28.


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/Joint Information Center/local, statewide, national services 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