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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 218 New Cases, Total 190,275 With 6 Deaths And 172,954 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 218 new  COVID-19 cases. Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 495 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 6 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 52 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 59 new cases in

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Chart 375 COVID-19 In New Mexico March 24, 2021

The bars in this chart display the 7-day average number of cases per 100,000 people, and the line shows the gating criterion under New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ framework. Los Alamos (3.0 average daily cases per 100,000) and its three surrounding counties are highlighted. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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Health Department Reports Los Alamos Remains At Turquoise Level Which Now Includes 13 Counties!

New Mexico Department of Health county map update as of today, March 24. Courtesy/DOH
DOH News:
  • Now 13 New Mexico counties are at the Turquoise Level …10 are at Green 
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning today, March 24, with 13 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and 10 at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk. The majority of the state’s counties are now at or approaching the least restrictive levels.

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 174 New Cases, Total 190,064 With 11 Deaths And 172,924 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 174 new  COVID-19 cases. Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today bringing the total to 495 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 11 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 75 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry

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New Mexico Launches COVID-19 Exposure Alert Phone App

DOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health DOH announced today the launch of an Exposure Notification System. When activated on a Smart Phone, the app alerts individuals when they have been exposed to someone who has verified that they are infected with COVID-19.

 “This is a powerful tool in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. We strongly encourage the public to activate the NM Notify app on your iPhone or Android phone,” DOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said. “In combination with vaccination, testing, and continued COVID-safe practices, this app will help us contain COVID-19


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New Mexico Announces 9-Month Increase In Food Benefits … SNAP Program Recipients Receive 15 Percent Boost

Human Services Department News:

SANTA FE – New Mexicans enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive a 15 percent increase to their monthly food benefits for January through September 2021, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department.

In addition, all eligible households will receive the maximum monthly benefit amount retroactively by March 23, 2021 for the months of January, February and March of 2021 to bring them current for the maximum allotment.

“The pandemic has caused immeasurable economic hardships for so many New Mexico families,” Deputy


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New Mexico DOH Appoints Purvi Mody As Special Director

DOH Special Director Purvi Mody

DOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) Monday announced the selection of Purvi Mody as special director. 

Mody will lead and execute key projects for the DOH including, promoting and communicating change initiatives for the Division of Health Improvement and its bureaus.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Previously known as the UNM Health System Chief Compliance and Internal Audit Officer, Mody led key initiatives and oversaw broad areas of regulation and policy within the UNM Medical Group, UNM Hospital, and


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Emotional Retreat: Finding Hope In Times Of Darkness

By DR. TED WIARD
Golden Willow Retreat

Hope is a topic that has been arising within many conversations lately in the therapeutic world as well as in the collective consciousness within society.

Hope is often thought of as a feeling of expectation, and desire for a specific thing to happen, or as a verb, wanting something to happen or be the situation. It seems the pandemic has corroded the foundation of trust that everything will be okay, and that people can make it through this difficult time. With the weakening of the foundation, hope appears to have dwindled, causing higher levels of depression,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 167 New Cases, Total 189,893 With 3 Deaths And 172,520 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 167 new  COVID-19 cases. Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the  total remains at 494 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 67 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 24 new cases

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Los Alamos Public Safety Association Honors Two Local Doctors For Their Exemplary Dedication To Public Service

LAPSA President Lennie Upshaw presents the 2020 Public Safety Dedication Award to Dr. Sara Pasqualoni during the annual LAPSA Awards Ceremony Thursday at the LAFD Training Center. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris presents the 2020 Public Safety and First Responder Award to Dr. Beth Lindquist during Thursday’s ceremony at the LAFD Training Center. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association (LAPSA) honored two local doctors for exemplary public service during a small but special ceremony Thursday


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 176 New Cases, Total 189,731 With Zero Deaths And 172,441 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 176 new  COVID-19 cases. Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the  total remains at 494 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 56 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1

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Donate Blood To Support Patients With Bleeding Disorders

VITALANT News:

ALBUQUERQUE — March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month—a great reminder for new and current blood donors to schedule an appointment to support the millions of patients across the U.S. who rely on regular donations for their treatment.

Bleeding disorders can cause chronic pain, joint damage and uncontrollable bleeding. Blood donors help provide the necessary blood components needed by patients who have hemophilia or Von Willebrand disease, along with other blood disorders like sickle cell disease.

Type O blood in short supply

While all blood types are needed right now,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 191 New Cases, Total 189,560 With 7 New Deaths And 171,593 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 191 additional COVID-19 cases.Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today bringing the total to 494 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 7 more deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 71 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 4 new cases

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New Mexico Department Of Health Announces One Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In State

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is pleased to announce that New Mexico has administered more than one million doses of COVID vaccine. 

According to the CDC, New Mexico remains first in the nation in two important categories: vaccine administration by population and efficiency in distribution (percentage of doses used). As of today, 37.4% of New Mexicans 16+ have received at least a first shot, and 22.4% are fully vaccinated. 

“We’ve made extraordinary progress in a very short time – and we intend to keep going,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Tracie Collins


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American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Responds To New CDC Distancing Guidelines Issued Today

Citing new research, the CDC announced today that 3-feet of distance among students is sufficient in the classroom so long as masks and other safety steps are taken to prevent COVID-19 spread. Courtesy/freepik.com

AFT-NM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“We, like all New Mexicans, want to see students and educators return to classrooms as soon as possible, but today’s physical distancing guideline revisions by the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) should give all students, parents and educators


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