DOH: Santa Fe County has the highest COVID-19 cases in the state |
DOH: Santa Fe County has the highest COVID-19 cases in the state |

DOH: Santa Fe County has the highest COVID-19 cases in the state |

Santa Fe’s COVID-19 case rate highest in the state

According to the National Board of Health weekly epidemiological report on geographical trends, in the last seven-day period from May 16 to May 22, Santa Fe County had the highest case rate per. 100,000 inhabitants of the state: 45.9. The counties of Rio Arriba and Los Alamos followed closely with case rates per. 100,000 inhabitants of 39.9 and 39.4, respectively. The report marks case rates per. 100,000 between 32,636 and 45,921 as tall with a brick-colored designation. Sandoval, De Baca and Grant counties are also in the highlands. During the same period, the state registered 3,549 new cases, an increase of 43% from the total number of seven days a week before. Santa Fe County appears to have had 429 cases in the past week or so (DOH no longer reports cases at the county level, but reports them cumulatively each week), compared to 279 the week before. In response to the latest questions from SFR regarding rising case rates – specifically on May 16, the state reported a three-day weekend a total of 45% higher than the week before – a DOH spokeswoman sent a statement noting New Mexico, “as the rest of the country, is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases, “but” hospitalizations and deaths … remain stable at present. ” According to the state weekly admissions report, Taos County had the highest per. 100,000 per capita hospitalization rate for COVID-19 between May 16 and 22: 9.5, followed by Santa Fe and San Miguel counties by 4.6. As SFR reported on April 29th, the Department of Health has stopped reporting breakthrough cases in its weekly vaccination report pending “updated methods to take into account confusing variables (or unmeasured factors) that affect this analysis, such as age, number of comorbidities, and immunosuppression factors.” According to the latest report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking system for “community levels”.– which uses case rates along with two hospital measurements in combination to determine the viral status at county level – all New Mexico counties remain green or low, except Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Grant counties, which are yellow for medium (this report will be updated tomorrow) .

Cooler, wetter weather helps burn when hot, dry weather returns

Cooler weather, light rainfall and higher humidity have helped firefighters at Hermits Peak / Calf Canyon Fire over the past few days, fire chiefs reported last night. However, due to cloud cover, they were unable to deploy infrared night flight over the fire to provide updated area on Monday night and expected that they would not be able to do so again last night, leaving the reported area at. 311,148 acres and 42% containment. Public Information Officer Celeste Prescott said updated area would be available when the cloud cover disappears, but fire officials did not expect significant growth. This is likely to change in the coming days as the weather warms up, dries out and humidity drops. According to fire behavior analyst Stewart Turner, the fire from today is likely to “generate more smoke in the air because things will dry out and become available to burn,” with critical fire weather returning Thursday through Friday, “where we are likely to see more growth. ” Close to 3,000 people are currently working on the fire. At the same time, as SFR reports, the black fire in Gila has grown and requires some of these firefighting resources. In just 11 days, the black fire has consumed 154,911 acres in Gila and is the fourth largest fire in the state’s history. At 11% containment, Black Fire is almost guaranteed to surpass Las Conchas Fire in 2011, the third largest to burn over 156,000 acres.

Montoya attorneys await sentencing, planning appeal

Lawyers for Estevan Montoya, who was recently found guilty of the murder last summer of basketball star Fedonta “JB” White, plan to appeal once their client has been convicted. Attorney Dan Marlowe expects a high sentence from District Judge T. Glenn Ellington: “I think the judge will max him out if he can.” That’s what Marlowe tells SFR. “This judge is totally, totally, politically motivated. At least that’s what it looks like.” Because Montoya was found guilty of a serious juvenile offense – he was 16 at the time of the murder – Ellington has full discretion at sentencing – ranging from zero years to the maximum sentence of life in prison.The District Attorney’s Office is expected to request the maximum sentence Deputy Chief Justice Jennifer Padgett Macias says the state is still reviewing the case. imprisonment for more than 15 years for crimes committed when they were under 18. Denali Wilson, a staff lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, says that these kinds of convictions disproportionately affect color communities. serving long adulthood for crimes committed as children, colored youth.

COVID-19 with the numbers

Reported May 24th:

New cases: 542; 531,309 cases in total

Deaths: dead: 16; At the last count, Santa Fe had County A total of 292 died; there have been 7,700 total deaths across the country. Admissions: 103; Patients on ventilators: ni

Resources: Vaccine registration; Booster registration Free at home rapid antigen tests; Self-report a positive COVID-19 test result to the health department; Treatment of covid-19 info: oral treatments Paxlovid (12+) and Molnupiravir (18+); and monoclonal antibody treatments. Tool set for immunocompromised individuals. Individuals seeking treatment who do not have a physician can call NMDOH’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

You can read the entire SFR’s COVID-19 coverage here.


On the latest section of Pet Chat, hosts Murad Kirdar, PR employee at Santa Fe Animal Boardingand Bobbi Heller, CEO of Cats and friendstalk to Karen Cain, the founder of Street Homeless Animal Project (SHAP) on the challenges facing homeless people with pets in Santa Fe, including the lack of emergencies and long-term shelters that allow pets. To participate in the show, send an email to the hosts at [email protected].

Surrounded by fire

Hannah Nordhaus writes about her ancestral home in Las Vegas, New Mexico in a story for national geography with the title: ‘Their house has stood for 130 years. A new era of wildfires can change that. “ Nordhaus’ grandfather bought the land in the 1890s with the aim of emptying it: “But then he traveled up the steep river gorge and saw the ancient ponderosa lighthouses and the lush meadows that climbed up a mountain of granite surfaces called Hermits Peak. He decided to build a house there instead, “she writes. For Nordhaus, who lives in Boulder, Hermits Peak / Calf Canyon is the fifth wildfire she encounters in the same number of months, the first being the Marshall fire, which destroyed more than 1,000 homes, but spared her because of the wind direction. the huge ponderosas – the ones my great-grandfather rescued from the mill 130 years ago – were pristine, while others were burned to the crown. Still others were only darkened at the base. Maybe they will survive. Maybe we’re among them this summer or next summer. And maybe they will be the fuel for the next fire, which will inevitably roar down the canyon – soon, maybe or maybe in another decade or generation. “

Two expensive days

Utahs Deseret news publishes an essay, “Roughing it Deluxe,” by journalist and bestselling author Stephen Fried about Vermejo Park Ranch, Ted Turner’s luxury property in New Mexico, which on more than 550,000 acres is “the largest single piece of privately owned land in the United States.” It has also become, writes Fried, one of the most expensive places to stay overnight. “We take not only because I’m curious to see the place,” Fried writes, “I also have an intense fascination with the phenomenon of ‘roughing it deluxe’ and its role in the development of the American West – beginning with the generations after the Civil War. , where the West became the ‘new America’ that people from the North and the South could still romanticize in a way they had once seen in the original colonies. ” Fred’s essay explores the history of luxury travel in the West and some of its earliest participants, documenting his own visit to the Vermejo Park Ranch – which includes rifle shooting and fishing – and explaining the ranch’s history. recommends giving 10 tips[%] to 20% on top of your bill – which is equivalent to ‘recommending’ all my books to become bestsellers immediately. You can tip in cash, you can tip on your card, you can tip and let it split into the pool of all employees, or tip individuals. I almost call my accountant for advice on how to proceed. ” The bill by the way: $ 4,805.19 for two days (but it’s free to read the essay, which is really fun).

Warming up

Santa Fe should be sunny today with a high temperature near 72 degrees and north winds 10 to 15 mph that will be westerly in the afternoon, according to National Weather Servicewhich predicts a return to the 80s from tomorrow.

Thanks for reading! Margaret Atwood did not mention new fireproof version of The waitress’ story during her lecture last weekend at the Santa Fe Literary Festival, but if anyone bids and wins, The Word will love watching it.

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