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CORONAVIRUS

Face coverings ordered by governor

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Face coverings ordered by governor

During a May 5 news conference, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued these orders regarding wearing masks to stop the spread of COVID-19:

Effective May 6: Employees at restaurants and essential businesses operating at a retail space with footprint greater than 50,000 square feet will be required to wear face coverings.

Effective May 11: All essential businesses operating as a retail space shall require employees to wear face coverings, i.e., cloth masks, surgical or procedural masks.

Lujan Grisham said social distancing is the only the way to prevent more illness and death in our state. She said moving forward with further easing of business re-openings will depend on people’s behavior. Lujan Grisham said she is prepared to extend the stay-at-home order beyond May 15 if trends have not improved. “I am still optimistic,” she said, but data indicates ‘we’re not doing as well as we could.”

“There’s a lot of caution today,” state Human Services Department Sec. David Scrase said at the news conference. “We have to learn to live in a COVID-positive world.”

Daily statistics

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information is current as of approximately 4 p.m. MDT Tuesday, May 5, 2020.)

New Mexico: May 5: 4,138 cases, 162 deaths, 964 recoveries. May 4: 4,031 positive test results, 156 deaths, 842 recoveries. Doña Ana County: May 5: 173 cases; May 4: 170 cases.

Texas: May 4: 32,332 cases, 884 deaths, 15,544 recoveries; May 1: 29,229 cases, 816 deaths, 14,122 recoveries. El Paso County: May 5: 1,029 cases, 22 deaths. May 4: 998 cases, 22 deaths.

Mexico: May 5: 24,975 cases, 2,271 deaths, 15,938 recovers. May 4: 23,471 cases, 2,154 deaths. State of Chihuahua: May 5: 653 cases, 118 deaths; May 4: 600 cases, 98 deaths. Cuidad Juarez (in Chihuahua): May 5: 418 cases, 97 deaths. May 4: 400 cases, 80 deaths. (Note: coronavirus data is harder to track accurately in Mexico.)

United States: May 5: 1,221,926 cases, 71,142 deaths, 162,314 recoveries. May 4: 1,198,970 cases, 69,077 deaths, 157,734 recoveries.

Worldwide: May 5: 3,618,325 cases (465 per million), 253,381 deaths, 1,184,145 recoveries; May 4: 3,529,408 cases (454 per million), 248,025 deaths, 1,133,538 recoveries.


Regional statistics

New Mexico (as of May 5)

83,251 tests; May 4: 81,720

4,138 positive (4.97 percent) May 1: 4,031 (4.93 percent)

178 currently hospitalized; May 4: 181

964 recoveries; May 4: 842

162 deaths; May 4: 156

Doña Ana County: 173 cases (5,951 tested, 2.9 percent positive); May 4: 170 cases (5,931 tested, 2.865 percent positive); two deaths

Texas (as of May 5)

427,210 tested; May 4: 390,560 tested

33,369 positive (7.8 percent); May 4: 32,332 (8.278 percent)

1,888 currently hospitalized: May 4: 1,533

16,791 recoveries; May 4: 15,544

906 deaths; May 4: 884

El Paso County: 1,029 cases, 22 deaths, 486 recoveries, 65 currently hospitalized

Sources include

New Mexico Department of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/)

Texas Department of State Health Services (www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus; click on “Case Counts”)

National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html)