New Mexico announces fifth presumptive positive COVID-19 case - FOX34 Lubbock

New Mexico announces fifth presumptive positive COVID-19 case

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SANTA FE, NM -

New Mexico health officials on Thursday announced a fifth resident tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the four presumptive positive tests Wednesday.

The most recent case is a Bernalillo County woman in her 40's. The Department of Health is investigating a possible travel link. She is at home in isolation.

The other four presumptive positive tests in New Mexico include: a Socorro County husband and wife both in their 60's with known recent international travel to Egypt; a woman in her 70's in Bernalillo County with known recent travel to the New York City area; and a Santa Fe County woman in her 60's with known recent travel to the New York City area.

The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into each of the presumptive positive patients, which includes contact-tracing, said Dr. Chad Smelser of the Department of Health, and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.
 
New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel issued an order Thursday morning temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings in New Mexico in response to the global pandemic. 



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