New Mexico COVID-19 Update

New Mexico has eight new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total  to 43.

According to a new release, from the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
  • A female in Bernalillo County in her teens
  • Two males in Bernalillo County in their 40s
  • A male in Doña Ana County in his 20s
  • A male in McKinley County in his 30s
  • A female in Sandoval County in her teens
  • A male in Sandoval County in his 80s
  • A female in Taos County in her 70s


The bulk of the state’s cases remains in Bernalillo. The breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Bernalillo County: 23
  • Doña Ana County: 1
  • McKinley County: 1
  • Sandoval County: 6
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 7
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 2

The state asks that New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately: 1-855-600-3453.


Also , the state’s Medicaid Director Nicole Comeaux wrote a letter to the state’s managed care organizations, requiring them to reimburse doctors, behavioral health providers and other health care professionals for telephone and video patient visits during the COVID-19 crisis. These groups cover the 680,000 New Mexicans who are in the state’s Medicaid program, according to a news release. The letter also requires the managed care organizations to waive prior authorizations for patients to obtain COVID-19 testing and services; and to expand nurse advice lines to 24/7 service for the duration of this emergency.

You can read the rest of the requirements here.

News Reporter