STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 81 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update announces zero new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 22 new cases in Bernalillo County9 new cases in Chaves County1 new case in Colfax County5 new cases in Doña Ana County3 new cases in Lea County15 new cases in Luna County1 new case in Otero County3 new cases in Sandoval County11 new cases in Santa Fe County11 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional FacilityThe Department of Health reported zero deaths today in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 823.One case previously reported as a New Mexico Corrections Department inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility has since been determined to be a case in Otero County and has been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 26,842 COVID-19 cases:Bernalillo County: 6,077Catron County: 11Chaves County: 956Cibola County: 403Colfax County: 24Curry County: 724De Baca County: 2Doña Ana County: 3,031Eddy County: 625Grant County: 99Guadalupe County: 32Harding County: 2Hidalgo County: 98Lea County: 1,264Lincoln County: 177Los Alamos County: 29Luna County: 372McKinley County: 4,266Mora County: 7Otero County: 240Quay County: 69Rio Arriba County: 374Roosevelt County: 230Sandoval County: 1,292San Juan County: 3,233San Miguel County: 91Santa Fe County: 909Sierra County: 39Socorro County: 78Taos County: 124Torrance County: 64Union County: 31Valencia County: 532County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 324Otero County Prison Facility: 281Otero County Processing Center: 163Torrance County Detention Facility: 44The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 31Lea County Correctional Facility: 15Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 472Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County: 4As of today, there are 60 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 14,470 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care facilities:Adobe Assisted Living in Las CrucesAlbuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueAristocrat Assisted Living in Las CrucesAvamere at Roswell in RoswellBear Canyon Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueBelen Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in BelenBloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in BloomfieldBrookdale Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCasa de Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellDesert Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in HobbsFort Bayard Medical Center in Santa ClaraGood Life Senior Living in LovingtonGood Samaritan Society Las CrucesGood Samaritan Society SocorroHarmony Residential Care in Rio RanchoHeartfelt Manor in RoswellHeritage Assisted Living in Las CrucesLakeview Christian Home in CarlsbadLas Palomas Center in AlbuquerqueLifeSpire Assisted Living in AlbuquerqueLovington Healthcare in LovingtonMescalero Care Center in MescaleroMission Arch Center in RoswellNew Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or ConsequencesPacifica Senior Living in Santa FePalmilla Senior Living in AlbuquerquePrinceton Place in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupThe Rehab Center of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueRetirement Ranches in ClovisThe Rio at Las Estancias in AlbuquerqueSagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las CrucesSandia Ridge Center in AlbuquerqueSan Juan Center in FarmingtonSilver City Care Center in Silver CitySunny Day Assisted Living in GallupSunset Villa Nursing Home in RoswellVillage Retirement Community in RoswellWelbrook Senior Living Las CrucesWheatfields Senior Living in ClovisThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).The Department of Health strongly encourages the following groups to get tested:Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell;Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of people in their infectious period who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic people who live or work in congregate settings such as long-term care facilities and group homes; andPatients who are scheduled for surgery and whose provider has advised them to get tested before the procedure.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
The guest of the 20th series of the TVNET sports show “Champion’s Breakfast” was the Secretary General of the Latvian Hockey Federation (LHF) Viesturs Koziols, who also participated in the creation of the renewed Riga “Dinamo”.We discussed with Koziola the beginnings of “Dinamo” in 2008, when the idea of the Latvian team KHL became a reality.Aigars Kalvītis and the current chairman of the “Dinamo” club council Juris Savickis conducted the necessary negotiations on attracting funding more than 12 years ago.Koziols was the president of the club at the time, who hired Normunds Sējjs as the general manager of the unit, but after that a contract was signed with the head coach Julius Šuplers.The Secretary General of the LHF revealed how during the 2007 World Cup he met with representatives of the Russian hockey environment to discuss the participation of his team “Riga 2000” in the Russian Premier League (VHL). However, this idea did not take on a real outline.Koziols remembering that in the first season, the budget of Riga “Dinamo” could have been 13 to 15 million euros, which is historically one of the largest in 13 seasons.The morning of September 2008 was surprising, when the management of “Dinamo” found out about the broken ankle of the unit’s main goalkeeper Edgars Masalskis in a fight in Old Riga. The former president of the club still keeps on his laptop the explanations of the hockey players involved in the incident about the events of that evening.The team played surprisingly well in the first season, but Koziols had a reasonable expectation of such a performance even before the start of KHL. The unit brought together the best Latvians playing in Europe, as well as very strong guest players.In one of the matches of the season, Koziols was sitting in the locker room next to Lauris Dārziņš, who said that the introduction of the season without legionnaires in the team would be much sadder.During the conversation, we also discussed Marcel Hos’ extraordinary involvement in “Dinamo”, the release of Alexei Shirokov from the captain’s duties and why Koziols left the team after the first season.