Gov. Lujan Grisham delivered good news Tuesday about NM’s fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus but mixed with a bleaker message: The state has a huge hill to climb before it is prepared for an expected surge in cases.; new cases have slowed; officials are expanding criteria to get checked as testing capacity increases. While NM began the outbreak with a “doubling rate” of two days, the state has since stretched that rate to above three days; 'new cases has been slowing, and that's incredibly good news. You don’t see this incredible spike,” referring to a higher doubling rate in other states. She talked about long stay-at-home orders, that “more narrow, more strict, more focused” restrictions would likely last through April and into “the middle of May.” Despite the progress in testing and the new case rate, officials provided a grim look on overall case numbers expected~NM might need 6x as many intensive care beds as it now has.