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COVID-19 update: Wednesday, July 29, 2020


COVID-19 Statistics (Wednesday, July 29, 2020 updates)

New Mexico 20,136 cases, 544,611 tests (3.697% pos), 632 died, 7,817 recovered, 158 hospitalized. July 28: 19,791 cases, 536,853 tests (3.687%), 626 died, 7,657 recovered, 160 hospitalized.

Doña Ana County 2,118 cases, 49,897 tests (4.235% pos), 19 died, 815 recovered. July 28: 2,082 cases, 49,168 tests (4.235%), 19 died, 790 recovered.

Hospitalizations 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; no breakdown available of how many are in use by COVID-19 patients.)

Texas 403,307 cases, 3,849,040 tests (10.478% pos), 6,190 died, 251,346 recovered, 9,595 hospitalized. July 28: 394,265 cases, 3,777,263 tests (10.389%), 5,877 died, 244,449 recovered, 9,593 hospitalized.

El Paso County 13,807 cases, 75,408 tests (18.315% pos), 252 died, 10,280 recovered, 266 hospitalized. July 28: 13,552 cases, 74,746 tests (18.13%), 239 died, 9,942 recovered, 283 hospitalized.   

Mexico 402,697 cases, 44,876 died, 261,457 recovered. July 28: 395,489 cases, 44,022 died, 256,777 recovered.

Estado de Chihuahua 7,894 cases, 893 died. July 28: 7,707 cases, 885 died, 2,496 recovered.

Ciudad Juarez 4,428 cases, 651 died. July 28: 4,288 cases, 648 died.

United States 4,461,216 cases, 152,042 died, 2,170,898 recovered. July 28: 4,376,053 cases, 150,263 died, 1,312,621 recovered.

Canada 115,248 cases, 8,914 died, 100,313 recovered. July 28: 114,597 cases, 8,901 died, 99,860 recovered.

Worldwide 16,810,315 cases (2,162/M), 661,917 died, 9,804,588 recovered. July 28: 16,495,309 cases (2,121/M), 654,327 died, 9,590,929 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, 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 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 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 at restaurants, breweries July 13 New Mexico public health order prohibits indoor dining; 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