Bill McCamley spent Saturday morning directing traffic at the state COVID-19 testing site off Airport Road in Santa Fe. And he will be back Sunday. Traffic control isn’t ordinarily among his duties as Cabinet secretary for the state Department of Workforce Solutions.
But these aren’t ordinary times.
On Saturday, health officials announced 2,353 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 more deaths related to the virus – including a man in his 30s with no underlying conditions – across the state. It was a significant drop since the state saw a record high of 3,675 cases on Thursday, but it was also the fifth day in a row that New Mexico tallied over 2,000 new cases. The count pushed the seven-day average to a new peak of 2,326 cases.