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An employee with the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 on March 12 and is in home isolation, a VA spokesperson said Wednesday.
Spokeswoman Paula Aragon told the Journal the facility is awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The people who have been in contact with the employee have been notified and are asymptomatic and being monitored, Aragon said.
Aragon wouldn’t say whether the employee who tested positive was a doctor or other health care worker. But state Department of Health spokesman David Morgan said a VA doctor is among the previously announced Bernalillo County cases. The doctor had contact with a previously announced travel-related case, he said. Morgan said that the doctor has been appropriately isolated and that no patients were put at risk.