Over the weekend, New Mexico's total COVID-19 cases reached 65, with 22 new cases, including three in Santa Fe.

On Saturday, the state Department of Health announced 14 additional positive tests for COVID-19. On Sunday, eight new cases were recorded.

All told, Bernalillo County, which still has the most cases in the state, logged 11 new cases: five women, one each in her 20s, 30s and 40s, and two in their 60s. Three men in their 30s and one male infant also tested positive.

• Santa Fe had three cases over the weekend, all male, in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

• Doña Ana County added three cases over the weekend: two females in their 20s and one in her 50s.

• Taos County also had one new case, a female in her 50s.

• Lea County had one case: a male in his 70s.

• Sandoval County also had one new case, a female in her 40s.

• McKinley County had one case, a 9-year-old male.

• San Juan County also had its first case: a male in his 50s.

The total breakdown now for the state is as follows:
  • Bernalillo County: 34
  • Doña Ana County: 4
  • Lea County: 1
  • McKinley County: 2
  • Sandoval County: 7
  • San Juan County: 1
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 10
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 3

State officials again encourage all New Mexicans to practice social distancing procedures: stay home, particularly if you are sick. The state reports active investigations into anyone who tests positive, which includes tracing people with whom those individuals have had contact and testing symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.

Anyone with 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).

According to state health officials, people without those symptoms do not need to be tested. Anyone with non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518.

New Mexico’s schools are closed until at least April 6, and Santa Fe Public Schools announced late last week that it would stall a planned distance learning approach for another week, beginning on March 30.
In a letter posted on the district website on Friday, March 20, Superintendent Veronica García wrote, “I ask that you blow up your concept of how teachers teach and students learn in school. What you and your child experience will be educational but it will be very different.”
Restaurants, breweries, coffee shops and other food businesses coped with orders from the state to close dining rooms. Here’s SFR’s list of those that are offering altered service plans.
Read the rest of SFR’s breaking COVID-19 coverage here.