Public Safety

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 884 New Cases, Total Now 165,835 With 34 New Deaths And 89,756 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 884 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 8 new cases today bringing the total to 401 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 34 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 213 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 31 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 13 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 144 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 53 new cases

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Chart 312: COVID-19 In New Mexico Jan. 20, 2021

The two lines in this chart show: (i) the percentage of New Mexicans who were diagnosed with COVID-19 versus date, and (ii) COVID-19 vaccinations administered in New Mexico, as percentage of the state’s population, versus date. In New Mexico, about 5 percent of the population received at least one dose, and about 1 percent of the population received two doses. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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N3B, Triad Cooperate To Ship Radioactive Waste To WIPP

Jan. 14 marks the first comingled TRU waste shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP. Courtesy/N3B

N3B/Triad News:

N3B and Triad have successfully partnered to combine transuranic (TRU) waste shipment for additional efficiency.

The shipment, loaded at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Technical Area 54, comingled legacy and new generation radioactive waste, resulting in more efficient shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

Jan. 14 marked the first comingled shipment by N3B and Triad to WIPP.

By comingling loads,


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Skolnik: Global Health Challenges In The Age Of COVID

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

(Based on remarks given to the Honors Program of the Erasmus Medical College, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Global Health Challenges in the Age of COVID

The Key Issues

The present pandemic is the quintessential global health problem. Yet, it is not the only global health challenge that we face. I comment below both on the pandemic and on other critical issues in global health.

Getting COVID under Control

“The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere”. COVID highlights the importance of this, since no country can be safe, as long as the virus


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Heinrich, Luján Support Biden Plan To Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Medical Equipment And Supplies

From the Office of U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján joined 24 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, supporting his incoming administration’s plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Heinrich and Luján have been calling on the Trump administration to fully utilize the DPA to ramp up nationwide production


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