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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 23,500 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County remains with 72 total cases and 30 recovered; Luna County remains at 257 total cases with an increase to 86 recovered; Hidalgo County rose to 93 total cases with an increase to 44 recovered; and Catron County rose to 6 total cases. Statewide there are 119 current COVID-19 hospitalizations and a total of 10,602 total recoveries.
According to a recently published report by the CDC, the New Mexico Department of Health has reported that New Mexico continues to have the highest rate of alcohol-related death in the U.S. The data derived for the report was collected from 2011 through 2015 and calculated that New Mexico’s alcohol-related death rate of 52.3 per 100,000 population was almost twice the US rate during that time period. According to a release, the average US alcohol-related death rate per 100,000 population was 27.4 from 2001 to 2015. The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, nonfederal panel of public health and prevention experts, has created a Community Guide that lists recommendations about community preventive services, programs, and other interventions aimed at improving population health. The guide can be viewed by visiting https://www.thecommunityguide.org/.
The Allingham-Golding Post 18 American Legion will be celebrating and archiving the honorable service and lives of Grant County WWII POW, MIA, KIA, and DNB service men and women. On Saturday, August 29th, 12 noon, at the American Legion Hall in Silver City, a WWII 75th Anniversary Celebration will honor Grant County’s “Greatest Generation” veterans. The event is open to veterans and their families. Relevant public orders and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Individuals or family members that are unable to attend are urged to call John Sterle at 575-956-5921 and exchange contact information to receive a certificate of appreciation and a token of gratitude for their service.
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