Find the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) at the New Mexico Department of Health website.

If you think you have COVID-19, call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at 1.855.600.3453. If NMDOH refers you to the hospital for testing, please call 575.736.8324 or text 575.222.8967. Someone will walk you through the process and next steps.

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May 15, 2020

As COVID-19 testing becomes more widespread, we can expect to see more positive cases in our area. Some of these cases will be asymptomatic—which means that the people carrying the virus will feel fine and show no symptoms, but will nevertheless be able to transmit the disease. Even though cases like these may not seem dangerous, they pose a great risk to the public health of our community.

Many of our friends and neighbors have been cooped up for weeks, and are now anxious to stop sheltering in place. New Mexico is beginning to open back up, so we can expect many more people to be out and about in public once again. But more activity and interpersonal contact means we run the risk of seeing a spike in transmission of COVID-19, especially if asymptomatic people remain untested.

As we return to our daily public lives, we need to take precautions and keep our community safe. Fortunately, there are positive things you can do to decrease your risk of contracting the virus. The recommendations many of us have heard over and over again still apply: social distancing, frequent handwashing, staying home when sick and limiting travel are all important. More recently, the CDC has recommended people wear cloth masks when in public places. This could help asymptomatic people from spreading the virus without knowing it.

We can all do our part to help keep Artesia, Eddy County and New Mexico safe and healthy as we step into this new phase of the pandemic together. For more information and updates about how Artesia General Hospital is helping, this site is a great resource.

Yours in good health,

Artesia General Hospital COVID-19 Incident Team


15 de mayo de 2020

A medida que las pruebas COVID-19 se generalicen, podemos esperar ver más casos positivos en nuestra área. Algunos de estos casos serán asintomáticos, lo que significa que las personas portadoras del virus se sentirán bien y no mostrarán síntomas, pero sin embargo podrán transmitir la enfermedad. Aunque casos como estos pueden no parecer peligrosos, representan un gran riesgo para la salud pública de nuestra comunidad.

Muchos de nuestros amigos y vecinos han estado encerrados durante semanas y ahora están ansiosos por dejar de refugiarse en el lugar. Nuevo México está comenzando a abrir una copia de seguridad, por lo que podemos esperar que muchas más personas salgan al público una vez más. Pero más actividad y contacto interpersonal significa que corremos el riesgo de ver un pico en la transmisión de COVID-19, especialmente si las personas asintomáticas permanecen sin probar.

A medida que volvemos a nuestra vida pública diaria, debemos tomar precauciones y mantener segura a nuestra comunidad. Afortunadamente, hay cosas positivas que puede hacer para disminuir su riesgo de contraer el virus. Las recomendaciones que muchos de nosotros hemos escuchado una y otra vez todavía se aplican: el distanciamiento social, el lavado frecuente de manos, quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo y limitar los viajes son importantes. Más recientemente, los CDC han recomendado que las personas usen máscaras de tela cuando estén en lugares públicos. Esto podría ayudar a las personas asintomáticas a propagar el virus sin saberlo.

Todos podemos hacer nuestra parte para ayudar a mantener a Artesia, el condado de Eddy y Nuevo México seguros y saludables a medida que avanzamos juntos en esta nueva fase de la pandemia. Para obtener más información y actualizaciones sobre cómo está ayudando el Hospital General de Artesia, este sitio es un gran recurso.

Tuyo en buena salud,

Equipo de incidentes COVID-19 del Hospital General de Artesia


May 9, 2020

The current state of COVID-19 antibody testing varies widely, but with good reason.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the virus was a newly-identified infectious agent. There were a lot of unknowns; and because it was so new, tests for the virus and its antibodies didn’t exist. But we had a public health emergency—and so, to make testing available as promptly as possible, FDA guidelines were relaxed. Companies were allowed to bring COVID-19 tests to market rapidly, before they’d undergone the rigorous testing ordinarily required.

Today, testing methods for active COVID-19 infections are well established, and have proven valuable in helping guide the clinical course of patients and slowing the spread of the disease.

More recently, antibody tests for COVID-19 have become available. Multiple companies have developed their own versions of the tests, and are offering them directly to the public. Ordinarily, antibody testing is considered the “gold standard” in identifying those who’ve had an illness and recovered, but the tests currently on the market vary in their quality. Some may give people a false sense of security, while some are simply not helpful at all.

For an antibody test to be meaningful, it must have high sensitivity and high specificity. Sensitivity is a measure of how well the test detects the target antibodies, while specificity measures how tightly targeted the test is. It is a measure of how resistant the test is to getting fooled by similar antibodies.

Sensitivity and specificity are both important. A test with low sensitivity could miss present antibodies, and could lead people who’ve had COVID-19 to think they haven’t contracted it. A test with low specificity can react to a non-COVID antibody and make people who have never had COVID-19 think otherwise. It is also important to remember that even the very best tests, which are not yet widely available, are only 96% to 98% accurate: really good, but not perfect.

If you are thinking of having a COVID-19 antibody test done, be sure you understand what the test means and what its limitations are. Be aware that many of the tests currently offered are meaningless. As time goes by, the good tests will likely be sorted from the poor ones. If you really want to get an antibody test, your best bet for now may be to wait.

In the meantime, follow current guidelines regarding social distancing, wash your hands well, limit your travel, stay home when you’re sick and potentially wear a face mask in public.


9 de mayo de 2020

El estado actual de las pruebas de anticuerpos COVID-19 varía ampliamente, pero con buenas razones.

Cuando llegó la pandemia de COVID-19, el virus era un agente infeccioso recientemente identificado. Había muchas incógnitas; y porque era tan nuevo, las pruebas para el virus y sus anticuerpos no existían. Pero tuvimos una emergencia de salud pública y, por lo tanto, para que las pruebas estén disponibles lo antes posible, las pautas de la FDA se relajaron. Se permitió a las empresas llevar las pruebas de COVID-19 al mercado rápidamente, antes de someterse a las rigurosas pruebas que normalmente se requieren.

Hoy en día, los métodos de prueba para detectar infecciones activas con COVID-19 están bien establecidos y han demostrado ser valiosos para ayudar a guiar el curso clínico de los pacientes y retrasar la propagación de la enfermedad.

Más recientemente, las pruebas de anticuerpos para COVID-19 están disponibles. Varias compañías han desarrollado sus propias versiones de las pruebas y las están ofreciendo directamente al público. Por lo general, las pruebas de anticuerpos se consideran el “estándar de oro” para identificar a aquellos que han tenido una enfermedad y se han recuperado, pero las pruebas que actualmente se encuentran en el mercado varían en su calidad. Algunos pueden dar a las personas una falsa sensación de seguridad, mientras que otros simplemente no son útiles en absoluto.

Para que una prueba de anticuerpos sea significativa, debe tener alta sensibilidad y alta especificidad. La sensibilidad es una medida de qué tan bien la prueba detecta los anticuerpos objetivo, mientras que la especificidad mide qué tan estrechamente dirigida está la prueba. Es una medida de cuán resistente es la prueba a dejarse engañar por anticuerpos similares.

La sensibilidad y la especificidad son importantes. Una prueba con baja sensibilidad podría pasar por alto los anticuerpos presentes y podría hacer que las personas que hayan tenido COVID-19 piensen que no lo han contraído. Una prueba con baja especificidad puede reaccionar a un anticuerpo no COVID y hacer que las personas que nunca han tenido COVID-19 piensen lo contrario. También es importante recordar que incluso las mejores pruebas, que aún no están ampliamente disponibles, tienen una precisión del 96% al 98%: realmente buenas, pero no perfectas.

Si está pensando en hacerse una prueba de anticuerpos COVID-19, asegúrese de comprender lo que significa la prueba y cuáles son sus limitaciones. Tenga en cuenta que muchas de las pruebas que se ofrecen actualmente no tienen sentido. Con el paso del tiempo, las buenas pruebas probablemente se clasificarán de las malas. Si realmente desea hacerse una prueba de anticuerpos, su mejor apuesta por ahora puede ser esperar.

Mientras tanto, siga las pautas actuales sobre distanciamiento social, lávese bien las manos, limite su viaje, quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo y posiblemente use una máscara facial en público.


May 5, 2020

On Sunday, May 3, Artesia General Hospital learned that an Artesia resident tested positive for COVID-19 at our temporary Urgent Care Clinic. This clinic was established by Artesia General Hospital to screen possible COVID-19 cases, and it is our understanding that since testing positive, the patient is now at home and under quarantine.

At Artesia General Hospital, we are doing everything we can to keep the number of COVID-19 cases in Eddy County low. There have been few cases so far, and as restrictions in our area are eased, it will take all of us to keep it that way. Here are a few ways you can help keep this disease in check:

      • Social distancing (keeping at least six feet between yourself and other people)
      • Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds
      • Covering your coughs and sneezes
      • Staying home, especially if you feel sick
      • Limiting travel
      • Wearing a cloth mask when in public

And although you may be tired of hearing about these measures, they’re still the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community as we battle this virus together.


5 de mayo de 2020

El domingo 3 de mayo, el Hospital General de Artesia se enteró de que un residente de Artesia dio positivo por COVID-19 en nuestra clínica temporal de atención de urgencia. Esta clínica fue establecida por el Hospital General de Artesia para detectar posibles casos de COVID-19, y entendemos que, dado que las pruebas dieron positivo, el paciente ahora está en casa y en cuarentena.

En el Hospital General de Artesia, estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener baja la cantidad de casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Eddy. Ha habido pocos casos hasta ahora, y a medida que se alivian las restricciones en nuestra área, nos tomará a todos mantenerlo así. Aquí hay algunas maneras en que puede ayudar a mantener esta enfermedad bajo control:

      • Distanciamiento social (mantener al menos seis pies entre usted y otras personas)
      • Lavarse bien las manos durante al menos 20 segundos
      • Cubriendo sus toses y estornudos
      • Quedarse en casa, especialmente si se siente enfermo
      • Limitando el viaje
      • Usar una máscara de tela cuando está en público

Y aunque es posible que esté cansado de escuchar sobre estas medidas, siguen siendo la mejor manera de protegerse a sí mismo, a su familia y a su comunidad mientras luchamos juntos contra este virus.


April 10, 2020

Artesia General Hospital would like to thank the community for its continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that our hospital continues to work diligently on processes in order to maximize the safety of our patients.

We would like to inform you that Memorial Family Practice has temporarily opened an alternative office, which is located in Suite H across from the main hospital. Memorial Family Practice will staff this location from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. This location will receive patients who have general respiratory or COVID-19 related symptoms. Please contact Memorial Family Practice at 575.746.3119 for more details.

We applaud you for your efforts and being compliant with stay at home orders. It is crucial that you continue to practice frequent hand washing and social distancing. We are confident that, with hard work, the City of Artesia and our surrounding areas can become leading examples of how we can make a difference in diminishing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


10 de abril de 2020

El Hospital General de Artesia desea agradecer a la comunidad por su continuo apoyo durante la pandemia COVID-19. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro hospital continúa trabajando diligentemente en los procesos para maximizar la seguridad de nuestros pacientes.

Nos gustaría informarle que Memorial Family Practice ha abierto temporalmente una oficina alternativa, que se encuentra en la Suite H frente al hospital principal. Memorial Family Practice atenderá este lugar de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m., de lunes a viernes. Esta ubicación recibirá pacientes con síntomas respiratorios generales o relacionados con COVID-19. Comuníquese con Memorial Family Practice al 575.746.3119 para obtener más detalles.

Le aplaudimos por sus esfuerzos y por cumplir con los pedidos de quedarse en casa. Es crucial que continúe practicando lavado de manos frecuente y distanciamiento social. Estamos seguros de que, con mucho trabajo, la Ciudad de Artesia y nuestras áreas circundantes pueden convertirse en ejemplos destacados de cómo podemos hacer una diferencia en la disminución de la propagación del virus COVID-19.


April 2, 2020

In our most recent efforts to address the current COVID-19 crisis, this week Artesia General Hospital will open a new Urgent Care Center soon. This Urgent Care Center will allow more healthcare resources to be immediately available to the community as we deal with the impacts of the coronavirus on our area.

Artesia General Hospital prepared for the arrival of COVID-19 by developing a multi-stage plan geared to address the community needs as this crisis unfolds. The first phases of the plan were put in place two weeks ago, before there were any known cases in Eddy County. As events surrounding COVID-19 play out, we are ready to respond to evolving needs.

Some early and more obvious changes have already taken place, including limited access points to the hospital. The general public must enter via the main entrance, Emergency Room and Memorial Family Practice only. Moving through the hospital, some areas that were ordinarily open are now restricted. All hospital employees are now wearing masks, including those who do not work in clinical areas. In addition, temperature checks on employees are done once a day; and for some employees at higher risk, twice a shift.

New signs have been posted at each entry door indicating what to do if you think you have COVID-19, or if you have been to an area that is COVID-19 hotspot.

Patients and visitors arriving at Artesia General Hospital will soon notice changes in the usual traffic pattern as well, including barriers placed to direct the flow of vehicles. This is in preparation for a surge of COVID-19 cases, so people get used to it ahead of time. We have to be ready and prepared.

Elective procedures and office visits have been canceled, and only essential medical visits and surgeries are currently permitted. If you think you need to see your doctor, please call your provider’s office. If you do need to be seen, you will be given instructions that include waiting in your vehicle until your provider can see you.

Every person is important in controlling the spread. Do your best to avoid being exposed. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water. Practice social distancing by staying home as much as possible. If you’re sick, stay home.

If you think you might have COVID-19, please call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) hotline at 1.855.600.3453.


2 de abril de 2020

En nuestros esfuerzos más recientes para abordar la crisis actual de COVID-19, esta semana el Hospital General de Artesia abrirá un nuevo Centro de Atención de Urgencia. Este Centro de Atención Urgente permitirá que más recursos sanitarios estén inmediatamente disponibles para la comunidad a medida que libamos con los impactos del coronavirus en nuestra área.

El Hospital General de Artesia se preparó para la llegada de COVID-19 mediante el desarrollo de un plan multietapa orientado a atender las necesidades de la comunidad a medida que se desarrolla esta crisis. Las primeras fases del plan se pusieron en marcha hace dos semanas, antes de que se conocieran casos en el condado de Eddy. A medida que se desarrollan los eventos que rodean a COVID-19, estamos listos para responder a las necesidades cambiantes.

Ya se han producido algunos cambios tempranos y más evidentes, incluidos los puntos de acceso limitados al hospital. El público en general debe entrar a través de la entrada principal, la sala de emergencias y Memorial Family Practice solamente. Pasando por el hospital, algunas áreas que normalmente estaban abiertas ahora están restringidas. Todos los empleados del hospital ahora usan máscaras, incluyendo aquellos que no trabajan en áreas clínicas. Además, los controles de temperatura de los empleados se realizan una vez al día, y para algunos empleados con mayor riesgo, dos veces por turno.

Se han publicado nuevos letreros en cada puerta de entrada indicando qué hacer si crees que tienes CV19 o si has estado en un área que es CV19 hotspot.

Los pacientes y visitantes que lleguen a AGH pronto notarán cambios en el patrón de tráfico habitual, incluyendo barreras colocadas para dirigir el flujo de vehículos. Esto está en preparación para una oleada de casos CV19, por lo que la gente se acostumbra antes de tiempo. Tenemos que estar preparados y preparados.

Los procedimientos electivos y las visitas al consultorio han sido cancelados, y actualmente solo se permiten visitas médicas y cirugías esenciales. Si cree que necesita ver a su médico, llame al consultorio de su proveedor. Si necesita ser visto, se le darán instrucciones que incluyen esperar en su vehículo hasta que el médico pueda verlo.

Cada persona es importante para controlar el diferencial. Haga todo lo posible para evitar ser expuesto. Lávese las manos a menudo durante al menos 20 segundos con agua y jabón. Practique el distanciamiento social permaneciendo en casa tanto como sea posible. Si estás enfermo, quédate en casa.

Si cree que podría tener COVID-19, llame a la línea directa del Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México al 1.855.600.3453.


March 30, 2020

On behalf of Artesia and Carlsbad Health Care communities, we would like to thank the public for their work on social distancing. We have observed social distancing throughout Eddy County… but the work is NOT DONE!

We need to double down in our efforts to contain the coronavirus.

We are NOWHERE NEAR the anticipated spike in virus activity IN OUR STATE.

A recent study by the University of Washington has projections for evolution of coronavirus cases in New Mexico. The following are figures projected for New Mexico:

      • Peak (SEVERE ILLNESS) “hospital resource use” will be April 25th
      • By April 15th, they anticipate we will see more than 10 deaths per day in New Mexico
      • By peak activity, we will see more than 15 deaths per day throughout the state
      • Anticipated overall New Mexico deaths are GREATER THAN 500!

At a time when we have just recently recorded the first death within Eddy County, we would like nothing more than to prove the projected figures wrong by contributing to the safety of ALL community members, YOUNG & OLD. We again ask that everyone PLEASE self-isolate when possible. Continue social distancing when absolutely necessary to be out of your home, and WASH YOUR HANDS PLEASE!!

On behalf of Artesia General Hospital Staff,

Your Friends,


Marshall Baca, Jr., DO
COVID-19 Incident Commander &
Emergency Medicine Director

Joe Salgado, MD
Chief of Staff
Memorial Family Clinic

Marshall G. Baca, MD
Vice Chief of Staff
Orthopedics

 


30 de marzo de 2020

En nombre de las comunidades de Artesia y Carlsbad Health Care, nos gustaría dar las gracias al público por su trabajo en el distanciamiento social. Hemos observado el distanciamiento social en todo el condado de Eddy…pero el trabajo NO es HECHO!

Tenemos que doblar en nuestros esfuerzos por contener el coronavirus.

NO ESTAMOS CERCA DEL pico anticipado de la actividad del virus EN NUESTRO ESTADO.

Un estudio reciente de la Universidad de Washington tiene proyecciones para la evolución de los casos de coronavirus en Nuevo México. Las siguientes son cifras proyectadas para Nuevo México:

      • Peak (SEVERE ILLNESS) “uso de recursos hospitalarios” 25 de abril
      • Para el 15 de abril, anticipan que veremos más de 10 muertes por día en Nuevo México
      • Por actividad máxima, veremos más de 15 muertes por día en todo el estado
      • ¡Se prevé que las muertes generales de Nuevo México SEAN MAYORES DE 500!

En un momento en que acabamos de registrar la primera muerte dentro del condado de Eddy, no nos gustaría nada más que probar que las cifras proyectadas son erróneas al contribuir a la seguridad de TODOS los miembros de la comunidad, YOUNG & OLD. Volvemos a pedir que todos se esten en su casa todo lo mas posible. Continúe el distanciamiento social cuando sea absolutamente necesario para estar fuera de su casa, y LAVAR SUS MANOS POR FAVOR!!

En nombre del Personal del Hospital General de Artesia,

Su Amigos,


Marshall Baca, Jr., DO
COVID-19 Incident Commander &
Emergency Medicine Director

Joe Salgado, MD
Chief of Staff
Memorial Family Clinic

Marshall G. Baca, MD
Vice Chief of Staff
Orthopedics


March 27, 2020

Eddy County has received a second positive test result for COVID-19, according to officials with the New Mexico Department of Health.

Eddy County officials received confirmation of the positive test results early Friday morning. The patient, whose name is not being released, was tested at Artesia General Hospital and is currently being quarantined.

Statewide, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 191 as of Friday afternoon, including the two in Eddy County.

Leadership at Artesia General Hospital anticipated the arrival of the virus and has implemented a comprehensive, multi-level plan to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19. This phased plan is aimed at properly caring for all
patients, including those who might have COVID-19; protecting patients and caregivers; and actively preventing the spread of the virus.

The community is asked to do their part. Artesia residents are urged to continue following the public health orders of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), as well as CDC guidelines: wash your hands often, use social distancing, stay home if you’re sick, and cover coughs and sneezes.

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms and think you may have contracted coronavirus, please call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline for screening: 1.855.600.3453. If you are having trouble breathing, please go the emergency room.


March 25, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the death of an Artesia resident on Monday as a result of COVID-19. The patient was admitted to Artesia General Hospital on Sunday, March 22, presenting symptoms of the virus. He was tested and his results were expedited, which came back positive this morning from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Many of us share the family’s grief; and on behalf of Artesia General Hospital, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the patient’s family.

We are conducting ongoing tests and awaiting results, but at this time we have not received any additional positives. It is important to note that it can take up to seven days to receive test results, so additional positive results are possible. We continue to work diligently with the New Mexico Department of Health to release pertinent information to the community.

Leadership at Artesia General Hospital anticipated the arrival of the virus and has implemented a comprehensive, multi-level plan to meet the challenges presented by COVID-19. This phased plan is aimed at properly caring for all patients, including those who might have COVID-19; protecting patients and caregivers; and actively preventing the spread of the virus.

The community is asked to do their part. Artesia citizens are urged to continue following the public health orders of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), as well as CDC guidelines: wash your hands often, use social distancing, stay home if you’re sick, and cover coughs and sneezes.

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms and think you may have contracted coronavirus, please call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline for screening: 1.855.600.3453. If you are having trouble breathing, please go the emergency room.

Take care of yourselves and each other,

Artesia General Hospital


March 16, 2020

With things moving so quickly, and anxieties in our area increased, we wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. Along with countless members of the medical community in Artesia and across the nation, we are working tirelessly to stay updated with evolving recommendations to help slow the spread of this virus.

First, please continue to visit the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) website, cv.nmhealth.org, for the most up-to-date information and guidelines to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Second, below are current procedures in place at Artesia General Hospital to protect our patients, community and staff:

      • Visitor Restrictions: Access to the hospital is currently limited to employees only, and those who are critically ill. To prevent the unnecessary spread of COVID-19, we are limiting visitors to the hospital to one visitor per patient, and only if assistance is needed.
      • Routine Visits Postponed: Elective surgeries and routine visits are currently postponed to protect staff and patients; you will be contacted by your provider’s office to reschedule.
      • Outpatient Clinics: Outpatient clinics are continuing to see patients on an urgent basis only, but are utilizing electronic means of communication with patients for non-urgent appointments.
      • Enter Through the Emergency Department: It is important that we are able to limit and control the number of people coming into the hospital; so for the time being, we will only use one entrance at the Emergency Department. Hospital staff and unarmed security guards will greet patients and visitors there, and provide direction on where to go for their appointment as needed.
      • Employee Safety: All staff and employees wear masks, and are educated daily on proper PPE (personal protective equipment) usage. We are closely monitoring employees who have traveled out of the state or country.
      • Social Distancing: In accordance with recommendations from the NMDOH, we are asking everyone in our community to practice social distancing and other common sense hygiene practices. This is the best way to help slow down the spread of this highly contagious virus in an attempt to “flatten the curve” and protect the vulnerable among us.
      • Hand Washing: Continue to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to reduce the spread of the disease. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Our team at Artesia General Hospital is doing what we can to protect the safety of our staff, community and visitors. Board-certified emergency medical director, Marshall Baca, Jr., DO, is leading emergency preparedness efforts; his team follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NMDOH to monitor the situation daily.

We will continue to provide updates via email and our website as the situation develops. Please continue to check cv.nmhealth.org for the latest information and guidelines about COVID-19 and its impact and spread in our state.

New! Testing Cost: Patients may elect to pay out of pocket for COVID-19 testing at Artesia General Hospital, at a price of $144.00 per test. Patients who pay out of pocket but want their health insurance billed will need to file their own claim. COVID-19 testing is also available at the Public Health Office at no charge.

COVID-19 Test Results in Eddy County

as of May 26, 2020, 5:00pm MT

Positive 19
Total Tests* 1,894**
COVID-Related Deaths in Eddy County 1
Recovered 11

*Numbers are cumulative persons tested through May 26, 2020. Test results are from the state Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health, TriCore Reference Laboratories, LabCorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics, and BioReference Laboratories.

**This number only includes Eddy County Residents tested in Artesia and Carlsbad.

COVID-19 Test Results at Artesia General Hospital

as of May 26, 2020, 5:00pm MT

Positive 5^
Total Tests 586
Pending 38
COVID-Related Deaths 1
Recovered 1

^This number includes positive cases in both Eddy and Chaves Counties.