Health Care

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 672 New Cases, Total Now At 34,958 With 1 New Death And 19,457 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 672 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 303 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 37 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 17 new cases in Curry County
  • 89 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 26 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 28 new cases in

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Chart 215: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 15

This chart shows the change in number of diagnoses over a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses for the two week period ending Oct. 15 compared with the two week period ending Oct.1. The number of new COVID-19 cases statewide more than doubled, from 2,462 to 5,297 in what was the worst two week period since June. The number of cases more than tripled in New Mexico’s largest county, Bernalillo. In Los Alamos County, the number of cases remained the same: four cases over a two week period. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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Scott: COVID, Voting, Halloween, CARES Act, Vaccine Prep

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

I hope this note finds you and your families well. In this note I’ll provide some information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, voting, Halloween, and the status of the local CARES Act funds distribution.

In addition, I’ll note the preparations underway to ready the County for the availability of a vaccine.

In the face of the pandemic, we have continued to come together and show how much we care for each other, our businesses, and doing what we can to make it possible for our kids to get back to school, as appropriate.

But the most recent news in New Mexico


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 577 New Cases, Total Now At 34,290 With 3 New Deaths And 19,127 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 577 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 3 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 199 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 66 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 108 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 18 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 16

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Los Alamos County Drive Thru, Drop Off Ballot Service

The scene Monday of the County’s drive thru, drop off ballot service for absentee ballots cast in the 2020 General Election. Motorists are encouraged to use Iris Street for easy access to turn into the Municipal Building Parking Lot, at 1000 Central Ave., where election poll workers are accepting ballots through vehicle driver-side windows to deposit into a secured ballot box, monitored by Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas and her staff. The new drive thru, drop off option is available during voting hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday until Oct 16., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday Oct.


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 24 Staff And 18 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 96 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department today 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 (24 staff members, 18 students) in the last 96 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • Six cases in Bernalillo County. Four of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. Two other infected individuals are staff members who were last on campus Oct. 7. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 355 New Cases, Total Now At 33,713 With 3 New Deaths And 18,960 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 355 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 121 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 24 new cases in Curry County
  • 50 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 19 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Lincoln

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New Mexico Fails To Meet Reopening Gating Criteria … Governor Announces Renewed Public Health Regulations, Reiterates ‘More Will Come If Alarming Rise Of COVID-19 Is Not Slowed’

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon that the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide

The governor also reiterated her stark warnings from recent weeks – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state, including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 389 New Cases, Total Now At 33,362 With 4 New Deaths And 18,791 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 389 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 4 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 130 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 19 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Curry County
  • 83 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 21 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 13 new cases in Lea County
  • 16 new cases in Luna County
  • 11 new cases in

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Reagor: Lockdowns Create Poverty

By DAVID REAGOR
Republican Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

On Oct. 8, 2020 the UK envoy to the World Health Organization, Dr. David Nabarro, said that all Coronavirus lockdowns should end. In an interview with The Spectator magazine he said, “Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

In 9 months, political leaders have erased decades of progress reducing worldwide poverty. In the USA the disease


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Aquatic Center Therapy Pool Re-Opens Monday Oct. 19

COUNTY News:

The Aquatic Center has announced that the Therapy Pool will re-open at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19 for warm water exercise lane reservations.

All individual swimmers are welcome, and same household family members may workout together in a lane, however it is limited to three individuals.

To reserve a lane, call 505.662.8170, one day ahead between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and call the Friday before for Monday reservations.

To view the complete schedule for the therapy pool, visit the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center website here.

Los Alamos County Aquatic Center asks patrons to stay home not


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 269 New Cases, Total Now At 32,983 With 4 New Deaths And 18,680 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 269 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 4 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 100 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 27 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 12 new cases in Curry County
  • 40 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo

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Chart 211: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 11

This chart shows the cumulative number of diagnoses in New Mexico public schools, for both staff and students, versus date. New Mexico public schools are required to report COVID-19 diagnoses to the New Mexico Department of Public education within 72 hours. Source: New Mexico Public Education Department, Los Alamos Daily Post. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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Superintendent Steinhaus Briefs Rotary On Hybrid Model

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club Speaker

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS), briefed the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during its Oct. 6 meeting on the current accommodations being made by the school district to adapt to recent changes in pandemic protocols.

Remarking that a “really tough” situation has been addressed by teachers, staff, parents, and students “working hard to pull together”, Steinhaus emphasized that “safety and well-being are always pre-eminent considerations.”

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, LAPS elementary schools


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Scenes From Los Alamos Heart Council And LAMC Flu Clinic

Cars line up at the free flu shot clinic that began at 8 a.m. Saturday at Sullivan Field parking lot. Organizers said they had 700 doses of the vaccine to administer, and by 9:45 a.m. had already administered 500 doses. The Los Alamos Heart Council and Los Alamos Medical Center held the clinic for the community since the annual Health Fair was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAMC nurse Rani Weiss administers a flu shot at Saturday’s event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Heart Council President Phil Gursky directs traffic Saturday


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 486 New Cases, Total Now At 32,722 With 5 New Deaths And 18,621 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 486 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 167 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 38 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 42 new cases in Curry County
  • 73 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 16 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 11 new cases

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