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

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

  • ​A woman in Bernalillo County in her 80s
  • ​A woman in Bernalillo County in her 40s; the state Department of Health is investigating community spread in this case as this individual had no known exposure
  • ​A woman in Santa Fe County in her 30s
  • ​A woman in Sandoval County in her teens
  • ​A woman in Sandoval County in her 50s

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 28 positive tests for COVID-19:

  • ​Bernalillo County: 16
  • ​Sandoval County: 4
  • ​Santa Fe County: 5
  • ​​​Socorro County: 2
  • ​Taos County: 1

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.

State officials have vigorously encouraged 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.

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 should not 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 will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage​ with additional tests as the state lab provides results.

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