Mon. May 29th, 2023

COVID-19 outbreak in long-term care facility in Albuquerque

SANTA FE (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of Health and the City of Albuquerque reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque where two residents have died, and 19 residents and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 with additional test results still pending.

The resident deaths consist of a man in his 90s and a man in his 80s, both had underlying health conditions. The man in his 90s died, April 2nd; the other in his 80s died early this morning.

“We are collaborating with the facility to complete testing of the residents and staff,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “We are also working together on identifying their recent contacts to determine the need for additional testing.”

New Mexico residents are asked to continue to protect themselves and others from this virus by following the basics: wash hands often, clean and disinfect surfaces, avoid close contact – via social distancing of at least 6 feet and/or staying home as much as possible, cover coughs and sneezes and wear non-medial facemasks if you are sick.

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