Health Care

COVID-19 Growth Curves For March 29, 2020

This figure shows the recent growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for several US states, using data through Sunday 29 March. Dashed lines show exponential growth curves, labeled by doubling time in days. Several states (for example, California) may be seeing a slight reduction in their exponential growth rates, as recent data points seem to be dropping below the dashed lines showing their growth over the past two weeks. But Florida is on pace to overtake California soon. The growth in New York has moderated to a 4-day doubling time; its earlier rapid growth with 1.4-day doubling may


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Chart 14: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the probability of having zero cases in Los Alamos County. Under a random (Poisson) distribution, the probability of having no cases equals the inverse of the exponential of the expected average value. The expected average value was calculated using New Mexico statewide totals, New Mexico population, and Los Alamos County population. As of March 29, the expected value for Los Alamos County


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 237

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health stated that the most recent cases are located in the following counties:

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases in San Juan County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Valencia County

The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 remains at two. 

Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico


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New Mexico Delegation Seeks Deployment Of Combat Support Hospital To Albuquerque To Increase State’s Patient Bed Capacity In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small wrote to the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request for the deployment of a fully equipped Combat Support Hospital (CSH) to Albuquerque and to support the mobilization of any needed Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) units to New Mexico communities under strain to meet the demands of a


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2020 State Spirit, Spring Sports & Activities Canceled

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Based on the recent directive from the New Mexico Public Education Department that schools will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, the NMAA and its Board of Directors have canceled the 2020 State Spirit Championships, the 2020 Spring Sports Season, and all remaining activities for this academic school year.

This cancellation applies to practices and workouts in addition to contests and events. 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the Public Education Department has closed schools and additionally addressed interscholastic


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New Mexico Supreme Court Suspends In-Person CYFD Family Visits For 30 Days Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — The Children, Youth & Families Department announced Friday that it will begin facilitating court-ordered family visits for children who are in foster care through video and telephone conferencing.

This is to comply with a directive from the New Mexico Supreme Court that suspends in-person visits for 30 days because of public health risks from COVID-19.

“Suspending in-person visitations is an incredibly difficult decision for the Department, as we know it will cause heartbreak for many children and families working towards reunification,” said” CYFD Secretary


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New Mexico Health Department Launches Online Tools For COVID-19 Test Results And Advising Who Needs Testing

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE –The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Saturday that the department has launched two online tools for the public regarding COVID-19:

A portal for receiving COVID-19 test results; and

A self-screening tool to aid in determining if one needs to be tested for COVID-19.

The test result portal can be found at https://cvresults.nmhealth.org/

A person in New Mexico who has been swabbed in order to be tested for COVID-19 will need to provide their name, date of birth and the date of sample collection. If test results are not yet available, the portal will indicate


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Hoffman: COVID-19 Data For New Mexico, Other States

Chart shows the growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in several states including New Mexico. Created by Nelson Hoffman

By NELSON HOFFMAN
Los Alamos

The figure above shows the recent growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for several states, using data through Saturday, March 28.

Dashed lines show exponential growth curves, labeled by doubling time in days. The growth in New York has moderated to a 4-day doubling time; its earlier rapid growth with 1.4-day doubling may have been an effect of rapid expansion in testing, rather than actual spread of the disease.

California


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Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Covid-19 Update Video

Summer Concert Series News:

The 2020 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and following the recommendations of county, state and federal authorities as they pertain to large gatherings. 

At this time there are no directives to postpone or cancel any of the 2020 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series dates, which are still two months away. The concerts will take place each Friday May 22 through Aug 28. 

Sancre Productions has produced


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New Mexico State Police Is Not Making Traffic Stops To Verify The Public Or Their Travel Is Essential

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police (NMSP) have been made aware of rumors going around the state that law enforcement is making traffic stops to determine if a person is an essential worker or if their travel is essential

This is FALSE. The NMSP is not making traffic stops to ensure the public or their travel is considered essential.

New Mexicans can leave their house while following the guidelines of the Emergency Public Health Order. The order prohibits mass gatherings and says that groups can be no larger than five people and each person must maintain a six foot distance between others.   

“Our


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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Takes Steps To Protect Nation’s Supply Of Gasoline During COVID-19 Pandemic

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday several steps the Agency is taking to protect the Nation’s gasoline supply in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPA intends to provide additional flexibility to the marketplace to transition from winter-grade, high volatility gasoline to summer-grade low vapor pressure gasoline.

Due to the steep fall-off in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gasoline storage capacity is limited and more time is needed to transition the distribution system in order to come into compliance


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Chart 13: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Chart shows between March 11 and March 28 the daily cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim

Chart shows total COVID-19 cases per 10,000 residents statewide in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 208, Second Death

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 17 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 11 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana County 
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in San Juan County 

The Department of Health reported Thursday an additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

That case is:

  • ​A male in his 80s in Bernalillo County. The individual died on Friday, March 27; the individual had been hospitalized. The individual had multiple chronic underlying

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County Issues Latest Updates On COVID-19 Pandemic

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is issuing at least weekly updates to keep the community informed about County services, facilities and other information on the COVID-19 public health emergency that it is asked to share with residents by the New Mexico Department of Health.

NMDOH COVID-19 Screening At Overlook In White Rock Thursday

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will hold a COVID-19 screening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or while supplies last Thursday, April 2 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Priority testing will be provided for the following: 

  • People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection:

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Animal Clinic Of Los Alamos Providing Service With Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos:

In light of recent guidance from state officials regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reassure you that we at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos are here to serve you and your pets.

Our hospital remains open at this time.

To support the health and safety of you, your pets, and our team members, we have implemented strict intake procedures and updated our health and safety guidelines in direct response to the emergence and evolution of the COVID-19:

  • CALL AHEAD: If you have a scheduled appointment or a pet emergency, please call 505.662.6622 in advance to discuss

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An Open Book: Together

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

How can we feel we are together when we are told to stay in our homes as much as possible, to treat each other as if you (or me) are infected with a deadly disease, where a hug or even a handshake can be the final link in a chain that leads to the death of someone’s grandmother?

If there was any comfort in the days of 9/11, it was that we could feel togetherness. I remember clearly that evening, here in Los Alamos. Without any organization or announcement, it seemed the whole community gathered around Ashley Pond, to cry together and console each other about a world that had turned


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Governor Orders Air Travelers To New Mexico To Self-Isolate

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From The Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Air travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department, Lujan Grisham says in the order.

The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico have resulted from interstate and international travel into the state.

“Because some individuals infected with COVID-19


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Los Alamos Virtual Teen Center Now Open

TEEN CENTER News:

While the Los Alamos Teen Center, operated by The Family YMCA under a contract with Los Alamos County, is temporarily closed, its staff members have created a new website and an online space where Teen Center staff and teen members can interact via text and voice.

Named, “Los Alamos QUARANTEEN Center”, the website can be reached at www.losalamosquaranteencenter.com and will allow youth to access a curated collection of web resources shared by their favorite Teen Center staff, other teens and community members.

Resources include links to games, music, Ted Talks, cool videos


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