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