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New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 29: 1,371 New Cases, Totaling 347,831 With 33 New Deaths And 302,325 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 1,371 new COVID-19 cases today, Dec. 29.

Los Alamos County reported 2 new cases, bringing the total to 1,013 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.)

This update includes 33 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 11.9 percent.

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

  • 407 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Catron County
  • 37
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State Of New Mexico Plans To Adopt Revised CDC COVID-19 Isolation And Quarantine Guidelines …  Currently Evaluating Potential Timeline For Implementation

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that it plans to adopt new federal guidance surrounding isolation and quarantine for COVID-19.

The state is updating its contact tracing protocols and other key processes and will announce a more specific implementation timeline in the near future.

Background

Monday, Dec. 27, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reduced its recommended COVID guidelines for isolation (following a positive COVID test) and quarantine (following exposure) from 10 days to five days. Isolation and quarantine are critical tools Read More

FREE New Year’s Day Workout At The Y

Y News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a free Les Mills community launch party workout from 10:30 am-noon on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, in the Y’s gymnasium, 1450 Iris Street. The workout is free to everyone, and no experience is required.

The Y is closed except for this “launch” party workout featuring the Les Mills Body Combat Release 89. People may join the party by entering through the gym’s backdoor entrance.

The BodyCombat workout is an energy-packed mix of martial arts moves that is geared toward increasing fitness, speed and strength, and helping participants feel fierce and empowered. Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 28: 799 New Cases, Totaling 346,461 With 22 New Deaths And 301,609 Recovered

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 799 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Los Alamos County reported zero new cases, so the total remains 1,011 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.)

This update includes 22 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 11.2 percent.

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

  • 308 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
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Patients, Advocates Applaud State Medical Debt Rules For Better Protecting New Mexicans

STATE News:

New Mexico Together for Healthcare Tuesday applauded the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance for issuing final medical debt rules that reflect patient and advocate requests to strengthen the draft rules to better protect low-income patients.

The medical debt rules took effect Tuesday and were issued to implement the Patients’ Debt Collection Protection Act (PDCPA), which NMT4HC and its community leaders supported and was signed into law earlier this year.

The PDCPA prohibits medical providers and hospitals from suing low-income patients (patients at or below 200 percent Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 24-27: 3,039 New Cases, Totaling 345,663 With 29 New Deaths And 300,819 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 3,039 new COVID-19 cases between Friday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 27.

Los Alamos County reported 8 new cases, bringing the total to 1,011 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.)

This update includes 29 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 10.0 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the combined cases for Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25, Sunday,

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Chart: 555: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Dec. 27

This chart shows the 14-day average number of COVID-19 diagnoses versus date nationwide, statewide, and countywide. Sources: New York Times and New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

Los Alamos COVID-19 Impact For Week Ending Dec. 27

Los Alamos COVID Impact:

COVID-19 statistics for the week ending Dec. 27 impacting Los Alamos County:

 

  • 683 tests
  • 16 diagnoses (5 in Los Alamos, 11 in White Rock)
  • 0 deaths

Source: New Mexico Department of Health. By Eli Ben-Naim. Read More

In Reversal After NCLA Suit, DOJ To Allow Prisoners Moved To Home Confinement For COVID To Remain There

NCLA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) commends Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for reversing course on the idea of automatically returning prisoners put on home confinement to prison once the pandemic ends.

Under an opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) last week, prisoners released to home confinement pursuant to 2020’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will not automatically return to prison post-pandemic and will be eligible to remain at home instead.

NCLA represents Dianthe Martinez-Brooks, Read More

BeWellnm Health Insurance Extends Enrollment Deadline

beWellnm News:

ALBUQUERQUE — beWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, is extending its enrollment period and premium payments for effective coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

New Mexicans now have until Dec. 31, 2021 to enroll and pay their premium to receive coverage for Plan Year 2022 starting the first of the year.

New Mexico residents who would prefer to have effective coverage beginning Feb. 1, 2022 still have until Jan. 15, 2022 to enroll.

“BeWellnm is extending the opportunity for New Mexicans to receive continuous health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2022,” beWellnm Read More

Los Alamos Family Council CountUP! Week 8

LAFC News:

Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors made up of eight members.

These members have three primary duties in their roles:

  • Duty of care;
  • Duty of loyalty; and
  • Duty of obedience.

Learn more about these three duties here.

“Our eight board members, Austin Evans (Board President), David Todd Harmon (Board Vice President), Mary Erwin (Treasurer), Ed Vigil (Secretary), George Chandler, Joe Granville, Anne Kain and Matthew Waldschmidt, are dedicated to the health and well-being of our community,” LAFC Executive Director Jordan Redmond said. Read More

LANL: Estimating Strength Of Selection For COVID Variants

LANL scientists have developed methods to quantify how more or less transmissible new COVID variants are, which could have far-reaching implications for public health in terms of COVID-19 risk and vaccination levels required to obtain herd immunity. At left, frequency of the B.1.1.7 strain in the UK (black dots) with model prediction (blue line) assuming a transmission advantage of 45 percent over baseline. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

As the discovery of the new omicron variant illustrates, new COVID-19 variants will continue to regularly emerge. In an effort to make sense of these new variants, Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Dec. 23: 1,150 New Cases, Totaling 342,649 With 44 New Deaths And 295,977 Recovered

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 1,150 new COVID-19 cases today.

Los Alamos County reported 6 new cases, bringing the total to 1003 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.)

This update includes 44 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 9.4 percent.

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

  • 387 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 57 new cases
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Chart: 553: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Dec. 23

This map shows the total number of COVID-19 related deaths per 10,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic by county. In New Mexico, there were 27 deaths per 10,000 people, and the corresponding figure for Los Alamos County is 5. Source: New York Times. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
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Chart: 552: COVID-19 Update New Mexico Dec. 22

The bars in this chart display the diagnoses rate, the hospitalization rate, and the death rate by vaccination status. These rates were calculated using the statewide totals for the four week period ending Dec. 20, 2021. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

Governor Signs Tweak To Medical Malpractice Reform Bill

New Mexico Medical Society Executive Director Annie Jung
From the Office of the Governor:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed House Bill 11, which ensures that independent health care providers can continue providing the care that New Mexicans need by clarifying statutory language that had inadvertently caused those providers to fear losing their insurance policies.
The legislation came out of an agreement between doctors, patients, insurance companies and hospitals.
“Supporting New Mexico’s medical providers and protecting the patients they serve is important
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On The Job In Los Alamos: Acupuncturist Aimee Price

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday are Erika Bittner, DOM LAc receiving treatment from Aimee Price DOM,LAc at the Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos. Bittner has been doing acupuncture since 2019 and Price since 2005. The Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos at 2610 Trinity Dr. Ste #14 in the Mary Deal Building offers Chinese herbs, Chinese bodywork including cupping, massage, tuina and acupuncture. For information, call 505.663.1339. #worklosalamos, #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

The Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos at 2610 Trinity Dr. Ste #14 in the Mary Deal Read More

State Provides Record Utility Bill Assistance To New Mexicans & Reminds Eligible Residents To Apply For Heating Cost Support

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – As temperatures continue to drop around New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Human Services Department reminds homeowners and renters to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income families and individuals pay home heating costs in the winter and necessary cooling costs in the summer.

Under this administration, New Mexico has provided a record amount, $73,927,065 in energy assistance to approximately 200,963 low-income New Mexico households in the last three years.

“LIHEAP is more important

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Heinrich, Luján Introduce Legislation To Increase Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Research And Education

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, have introduced the Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Clinical Awareness, Research and Education Act (CCM-CARE).

This legislation would expand National Institutes of Health (NIH) research related to cerebral cavernous malformations. Nationwide, an estimated 600,000 Americans are effected by Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM) and due to limited research, there is currently no treatment for CCM other Read More

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