In New Mexico, flu more pressing concern than coronavirus

It’s more important in New Mexico for residents to be concerned about the flu than the virus receiving global attention, the state Health Department said Thursday. The Las Cruces Sun News reports that the Corona virus should be subject to “heightened awareness”” but the flu “remains a more significant illness” in New Mexico, the department said in a statement. While there haven’t been any reported cases of the virus in New Mexico, flu season “continues with many cases still being reported at New Mexico’s clinics and hospitals,” Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel said. “Flu is the more pressing health risk in our state right now.”