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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 269 new cases, totaling 32,983
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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 269 new cases, totaling 32,983

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News)  New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 269 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 100 new cases in Bernalillo County 27 new cases in Chaves County 6 new cases in Cibola County 1 new case in Colfax County 12 new cases in Curry County 40 new cases in Doña Ana County 1 new case in Eddy County 3 new cases in Grant County 2 new cases in Hidalgo County 6 new cases in Lea County 10 new cases in Lincoln County 2 new cases in Luna County 4 new cases in McKinley County 3 new cases in Otero County 3 new cases in Rio Arriba County 2 new cases in Roosevelt County 8 new cases in Sandoval County 2 new cases in San Juan County 8 new cases in Santa Fe County 2 new cases in So...
Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,396; two additional deaths
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Updated New Mexico COVID-19 cases: Now at 24,396; two additional deaths

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 98 additional COVID-19 cases.  Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: 17 new cases in Bernalillo County 8 new cases in Chaves County 3 new cases in Curry County 4 new cases in Doña Ana County 2 new cases in Eddy County 14 new cases in Lea County 4 new cases in Luna County 5 new cases in McKinley County 6 new cases in Sandoval County 6 new cases in San Juan County 5 new cases in San Miguel County 19 new cases in Santa Fe County 5 new cases in Valencia County The Department of Health on Sunday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are: A male in his 30s from Bernalillo County.  The individual was hospitalized and had underlying ...
New York Dept. of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million – COVID-19
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New York Dept. of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million – COVID-19

New York State Department of Health Announces Counties Across the State to Receive Million from Enhanced Medicaid Funds in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic NYS Medicaid Program Granted 6.2 Percent Increase in Federal Medical Assistance Funds ALBANY, NY (STL.News) The New York State Department of Health today announced the allocation to counties of $323 million in enhanced Medicaid matching funds initially provided for in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The federal statute, for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic period, increased Medicaid reimbursement by 6.2 percent "While COVID-19 infection rates are dropping and New York State has effectively flattened the curve, we're still feeling the significant human and financial toll of this virus," said New York State Health Commiss...
City of St. Louis Issues New Order to Protect the Public’s Health and Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak
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City of St. Louis Issues New Order to Protect the Public’s Health and Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

As of April 29, there are now sufficient shelter openings for the 50 or so individuals who remain living in the tent encampments downtown St Louis St Louis, MO (STL.News) The City of St. Louis, through its Department of Health, today issued orders to vacate the illegal tent encampments located along Market and Chestnut Streets downtown. This action is happening for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the City, including most especially the individuals inhabiting the encampments and their visitors. As we have all become so painfully aware, COVID-19 is a highly contagious and too often deadly disease.  COVID-19 thrives and spreads when people are in close proximity with one another.  That is why cities, states, and countries all over the world have in...
Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,146 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 25,345
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Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,146 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 25,345

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 14, that there are 1,146 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 25,345.  All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.  The department also reported 60 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 584.  County-specific information and a statewide map are available here.  All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. “COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Pennsylvania, and even though the daily increases are not exponential, now is not the time to become complacent,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said.  “We must continue to stay home to protect ourselves, our families, our communi...
Wisconsin DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses
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Wisconsin DHS Investigates Outbreak of Adenovirus Infections on College Campuses

Students and staff urged to take care to avoid respiratory illness Madison, WI (STL.News) The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating multiple cases of adenovirus (add-e-no-virus) infection on college campuses around the state.  Adenovirus infections most commonly cause respiratory illness, and while serious illness is rare, in some cases it can lead to pneumonia or death. “Adenovirus infection is easily spread, which is why we tend to see it in places where large groups gather, like college dormitories and classrooms,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers.  “While symptoms vary, the virus can be especially hard on people with weakened immune systems or who have lung or heart problems.” There are a number of ways someone can get adenovirus, including: Breathing in a...
Oklahoma Governor Stitt announces Gary Cox as Commissioner of Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Oklahoma Governor Stitt announces Gary Cox as Commissioner of Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) - Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced Thursday the appointment of Gary Cox as Oklahoma Commissioner of Health, a position that requires Senate confirmation.  Cox will begin leading the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) on Friday, September 13, 2019. “Gary Cox is a respected and dedicated public health leader in our state who brings over 40 years of experience to his new role as the Oklahoma Commissioner of Health,” said Governor Stitt.  “His guidance at the OSDH will play a critical role in our vision to improve health outcomes for all Oklahomans, and I look forward to accomplishing Top Ten results together as we work to efficiently and effectively deliver services and move the needle in this critical area.” “I am honored to serve Governor Stitt,...