SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase provided an update on COVID-19 cases as well as spread rates during a webinar on Friday, July 17. This comes as state public education officials testify before a legislative committee about reopening schools in August.

Scrase touched on a variety of topics including the rate of hospitalizations and deaths per week by age group and examples of COVID-19 pool testing in a work setting. He also answered questions on availability of PPE in hospitals and discussed the rate of New Mexico’s case spread compared to more heavily affected states such as Arizona and Texas.

Dr. Scrase on COVID-19 immunity

Update on a COVID-19 vaccine

On the importance of wearing masks

New Mexico COVID cases

Hospitalizations in New Mexico