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CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 update: Wednesday, Nov. 11

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As state continues to increase testing: Doña Ana County: 222 new cases, New Mexico: 1,266; El Paso County has 863

Updated 8:25 a.m. MST Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

pos=positive; rec=recovered; hosp=hospitalized; cap=capacity; b=billion; m=million; t=thousand

New Mexico Nov 10: 57,547 cases, 1,281,951 tests (4.489% pos), 1,144 died, 23,736 rec. 425 hosp. Nov 9: 56,289 cases, 1,269,523 tests (4.4339% pos), 1,130 died, 23,457 rec. 423 hosp.

Doña Ana County Nov 10: 8,655 cases, 118,084 tests (7.33% pos), 113 died, 2,975 rec. Nov 9: 8,434 cases, 116,078 tests (7.266% pos), 106 died, 2,949 rec.

Regional hospitals (Doña Ana, Luna, Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro, Lincoln, Hidalgo, Otero counties) Nov 4: 109 cases, 66 of 127 ICU beds, 37 of 75 ventilators in use. Oct 28: 112 cases, 69 ICU, 27 vent. Oct 20: 66 cases, 61 ICU, 22 vent. Oct 7: 30 cases, 65 ICU, 21 vent. Sep 30: 22 cases; 56 ICU, 17 vent. Sep 16: 7 cases; 52 ICU, 17 vent. Sep 8: 9 cases, 53 ICU, 17 vent. Aug 26: 13 cases, 50 ICU, 13 vent. Aug 19: 17 cases, 47 ICU, 17 vent. ICU/vent: all patients, not just COVID-19.

Texas Nov 10: 974,230 cases, 18,863 died, 826,116 rec, 6,170 hosp. Nov 9: 963,019 cases, 18,769 died, 820,156 rec, 6,103 hosp. (Lab test pos: Nov 9: 12.37%, Nov 8: 12.22%, Nov 7: 11.76%, Nov 4: 11.05%, Nov 3: 10.75%, Nov 2: 10.54%, Nov 1: 10.58%, Oct 31: 10.42%, Oct 28: 10.10%, Oct 27: 10.04%, Oct 26: 9.9%, Oct 25: 9.58%, Oct 24: 9.46%, Oct 21: 8.86%)

El Paso County Nov 11: 67,484 cases, 524,954 tests (12.86% pos; 7-day aver: 20.45%), 696 died, 37,275 rec, 1,091 hosp.  Nov 10: 65,651 cases, 517,837 tests (12.68% pos; 7-day aver: 19.87%), 682 died, 36,686 rec, 1,076 hosp.  

Mexico Nov 11: 978,531 cases, 7,731/m, 95,842 died. Nov 9: 967,825 cases, 7,646/m, 95,027 died.

Estado Chihuahua Nov 10: 30,256 cases, 2,421 died, 14,286 rec. Nov 8: 29,356 cases, 2,371 died, 13,907 rec.

Ciudad Juarez Nov 10: 17,000 cases, 1,542 died. Nov 9: 16,641 cases, 1,525 died.

United States Nov 11: 10,331,929 cases, 31,351/m, 240,241 died. Nov 10: 10,191,261 cases, 30,924/m, 238,776 died.

World Nov 11: 51,595,737 cases, 6,635/m, 1,274,526 died. Nov 10: 50,913,451 cases, 6,548/m, 1,263,089 died.

Population Worldwide 7.8b; United States 330m, New Mexico 2.1m, Doña Ana County 218t; Texas 30m, El Paso County 841t; Mexico 129m, Estado de Chihuahua 3.77m, Ciudad Juarez 1.5m; Canada 38m.

COVID-19 Timeline 

Dec 31, 2019 First cases confirmed, Wuhan, China Jan 21, 2020 1st First U.S. case confirmed, Washington State Jan 30 World Health Organization declares global health emergency Feb 29 First U.S. death, Washington State Mar 11 NM reports first cases, declares public health emergency Mar 13 U.S. declares national health emergency Mar 23 NM closes nonessential businesses, prohibits mass gatherings June 1 NM allows indoor dining, gyms at 50% cap; retail stores, malls, houses of worship at 25% cap Jul 13 NM bans indoor dining; limits gyms, close-contact businesses to 25% cap Aug 29 NM restores indoor dining at 25% cap; increases houses of worship to 40%; museums with static displays can open at 25% cap; public gatherings limited to 10 Sep 18 NM permits youth sports conditioning, state park overnight camping, swimming pools to open, each in groups up to 10 Oct 16: NM limits public gatherings to 5; max hotel cap 60%/state-certified, 25%/non-certified; 10 p.m. close for businesses serving alcohol Oct. 23: NM restaurants, breweries, retail stores, gyms, salons, close for 2 weeks if 4 positive tests in 14 days; state museums, cultural sites closed; 10 p.m. close for retail stores; restaurants, breweries must test, train employees, log onsite diners. Oct 27: Las Cruces closes all indoor recreation facilities except aquatic center for 7 days, increases security to ensure face masks worn, retail-store cap adhered to.

What is COVID-19?  

Coronaviruses cause diseases in mammals and birds. They were discovered in 1931 in domesticated chickens in North Dakota. The first human coronavirus was isolated in the U.S. and U.K. in 1965. At least seven strains of human coronavirus are known. Coronaviruses cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The name comes from the Latin corona (“crown”) because of protein spikes on the virus’ surface that resemble crowns.

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, 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.

H1N1 influenza A (a different virus) caused two global pandemics: 1) Spanish Flu: Feb 1918-Apr 1920, up to 500m cases, 50m died, world pop: 1.8b; 2) Swine Flu: Jan 2009-Aug 2010; 491,382 known/700m-1.4b estimated cases, 150-575t died, world pop: 6.8b. (Influenza (flu) is a virus that attacks the respiratory system.)

Other flu pandemics. 1957-58: 2m died worldwide, 70k in U.S.; 1968-69: 1m died worldwide, 34t in U.S.

Seasonal flu. U.S.: Oct 1, 2019-Apr 4, 2020 (flu season): 39-56m cases, 410-740t hosp, 24-62t died. Annually since 2010: 9-45m cases, 140-810t hosp, 12-61t died. Worldwide: 250-500t annual flu deaths.

COVID-19 Information Online

World Health Organization www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Global COVID-19 statistics https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

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/

NMDOH additional resources https://cv.nmhealth.org/

Doña Ana County/Joint Information Center www.donaanacounty.org

City of Las Cruces www.las-cruces.org/AlertCenter.aspx and covid19lascruces.com

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

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