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CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 update: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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COVID-19 Statistics (Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 21,340 cases, 590,825 tests (3.612% pos), 658 died, 8,685 recovered, 133 hospitalized. Aug 3: 21,130 cases, 577,810 tests (3.657%), 655 died, 8,463 recovered, 131 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,272 cases, 53,919 tests (4.215% pos), 24 died, 963 recovered. Aug 3: 2,240 cases, 52,852 tests (4.24%), 24 died, 933 recovered.

Hospitalizations in Doña Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo and Otero counties:

Aug 4: 24 positive COVID admissions; 58 (of 112) ICU beds, 16 (of 82) ventilators in use. Aug 3: 19 positive COVID admissions; 51 (of 116) ICU beds, 15 (82) ventilators in use. July 30: 30 admissions; 62 (112) ICU beds, 18 ventilators. (ICU, ventilator figures are for all patients, not just COVID).

Texas 451,181 cases, 4,178,213 tests (10.7985% pos), 7,261 died, 306,262 recovered, 8,674 hospitalized. Aug 3: 442,014 cases, 4,143,342 tests, 7,016 died, 297,422 recovered, 8,819 hospitalized.  

El Paso County 15,142 cases, 86,594 tests (17.486% pos), 278 died, 11,243 recovered, 288 hospitalized. Aug 3: 14,914 cases, 85,576 tests (17.44%), 276 died, 11,128 recovered, 290 hospitalized.

Mexico 443,813 cases, 48,012 died, 295,677 recovered. Aug 3: 439,046 cases, 47,746 died, 289,394 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua 8,463 cases, 941 died, 3,075 recovered. Aug 2: 8,306 cases, 929 died, 2,916 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez 4,635 cases, 674 died. Aug 2: 4,597 cases, 669 died.

United States 4,795,493 cases, 157,729 died, 2,334,073 recovered. Aug 3: 4,770,379 cases, 157,424 died, 2,315,109 recovered.

Canada 117,333 cases, 8,953 died, 101,840 recovered. Aug 3: 117,007 cases, 8,947 died, 101,578 recovered.

Worldwide 18,196,221 cases (2,340/M), 691,740 died, 10,852,611 recovered. Aug 3: 17,965,128 cases (2,310/M), 689,370 died, 10,690,359 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 again 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