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7 new coronavirus cases brings total to 35 in New Mexico

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SANTA FE, New Mexico — Seven more people have tested positive for coronavirus in New Mexico, according to the state's Department of Health on Thursday. That brings the total to 35 confirmed cases in the state.

The latest cases include: 

  • Four people in Bernalillo County
  • One person in San Miguel County
  • Two people in Santa Fe County

There have now been confirmed cases in the following counties: 

  • Bernalillo County: 20
  • Sandoval County: 4
  • San Miguel County: 1
  • Santa Fe County: 7
  • Socorro County: 2
  • Taos County: 1

State health officials said they have detected community spread, so it is likely other residents are infected and the number of cases will grow.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged New Mexicans who believe they have coronavirus to call the New Mexico Department of Health hotline at 855-600-3453 or their doctor - but she advised not to physically go and visit your doctor if you suspect infection because that puts others at risk.  

She said those needing help with child care, food, supplies or loss of income due to virus closures should call 833-551-0518.

In an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus the state has issued several measures to aid in social distancing.

  • On Wednesday, the governor announced that all restaurants, breweries and other food establishments would be limited to take out and delivery service
  • She also ordered all malls, health clubs, movie theaters and spas to close
  • Social gatherings of 10 or more are prohibited
  • All New Mexico public schools are closed
  • New Mexico State University has extended its spring break
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