Coronavirus Update for Eddy County

There have been a steady number of new COVID-19 positives announced for Eddy County over the past few days – 15 total since May 29.  There were three new cases announced on Thursday, two on Friday, an additional case on Saturday and five on Sunday, for a total now of 35 cases since COVID-19 testing began (as of Monday morning).  Here’s what we know so far:

  • Of the 35 total positives, 17 are or have been Carlsbad cases, 2 are or have been Loving cases and 16 are or have been Artesia cases.
  • There have been recent positive cases in both north and south Eddy County, including the two employees from Carlsbad Medical Center announced last week. The five cases announced Sunday do not appear to be Carlsbad cases.
  • There’s been a surge in testing over the past few weeks. We’re now at a total of 2,754 tests conducted in Eddy County, according to the NM Department of Health web page.
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