Douglas County reports one death, more cases Saturday
Jun 15 2020
In all, New Mexico health officials reported 162 new confirmed cases, more than half of which are from San Juan and McKinley counties.
The U.S. had 2.07 million reported cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, with over 115,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Public health officials reported almost 1,850 new cases Thursday - the largest one-day increase since the pandemic began - and 50 related deaths.
Lujan Grisham also expressed concern about climbing COVID-19 case counts in neighboring Texas and Arizona, and said it's still not safe to fully reopen New Mexico's economy.
Separately, figures show there were 79 patients in Irish hospitals last night with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Social distancing, additional handwashing and disinfecting frequently touched areas, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth are still very important steps we can all take to decrease the transmission of Covid-19. "This includes amending the provincial health officer's order for food and liquor service establishments to make restaurants and pubs safer for employees and patrons", Henry and Dix say.
Those rules still cap overall numbers in bars and restaurants at 50 people, but allow more freedom for businesses to set their own capacity limits, with groups capped at six people.
No new healthcare or community outbreaks were reported today.
Appointments are not required for a person to be tested, however, pre-registration can be done on the state's online registration tool or by calling 512-883-2400. Right now, public health officials are managing five active outbreaks in long-term care and six in the community.