As cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to expand nationally and globally, the number of confirmed cases in New Mexico has also increased. According to the March 24th update from the New Mexico Department of Health, the number of cases statewide is now at 100.
Although the number of confirmed infections continues to grow, especially in more populous regions, it's important recognize that testing in New Mexico is also increasing. Governor Lujan Grisham spoke to this point in an appearance on MSNBC Monday night. Higher testing rates of testing help give states a more accurate picture of the infection's spread in the population and improve opportunities for containment through social distancing measures. As the Governor points out, it is especially critical during the next two weeks for anyone with symptoms to get tested and for all New Mexicans stay home and follow social distancing protocols.
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