Mar 15, 2020 | Press Room

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • A Bernalillo County man in his 20s
  • Two Bernalillo County men in their 30s
  • ​A Bernalillo County man in his 40s

Including the above additional cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 17 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • Bernalillo County: 10
  • Sandoval County: 2
  • Santa Fe County: 3
  • ​​Socorro County: 2

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into each of the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

The Department of Health and the governor encourage all New Mexicans to practice social distancing procedures: stay home, particularly if you are sick.

Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Additional advisories, guidance and orders will follow as conditions warrant.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).

People without those symptoms do not need to be tested for COVID-19. This is allergy season, and allergy symptoms such as sneezing or itchy eyes, nose or throat do not indicate a need for testing. While the state is gratified that COVID-19 testing is increasingly available, we need to prioritize testing for persons with symptoms of COVID-19 infection – fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated and finalized as a one-stop source for information.

The state Department of Health is updating its dedicated COVID-19 webpage, viewable here: cv.nmhealth.org.

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