On Wednesday, we were informed of 42 new positive COVID-19 cases for Eddy County. This is the highest single day total for Eddy County. Additionally, our hospital informed us that they currently have their highest number of COVID-19 patients at the facility. The hospital has also had to retighten its visitation rules to protect patients and employees. Please treat this fall uptick in positive cases very seriously.
We were also asked by one local resident to remind everyone that issues related to nutrition and avoiding obesity are extremely important to beating COVID-19 and many other illnesses. Lower blood pressure and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and blood clots are even more important now than ever. The usual health advice of eating carefully and getting exercise may not keep you from getting COVID, but it does help reduce the chance of a more serious version of the infection.
From the office of Mayor Dale Janway