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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a new total of 132,075 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 826 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has an increase of 6 new cases for a total of 785 positive cases with 278 recovered; Luna County had an increase of 1 new case for a total of 2,241 positive cases with 1,411 recovered; Hidalgo County has remained at a total of 219 positive cases with 136 recovered; and Catron County has remained at 55 positive cases with 16 recovered. There are currently 810 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced that state residents may now order free, at-home, self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests, with accurate laboratory-confirmed results returned within 24-48 hours of receipt of the sample. According to a release, the free tests area available to New Mexican residents regardless of exposure risk, whether they are exhibiting symptoms or not, or whether they have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual or not. Individuals with access to online video conferencing through Zoom can receive a test at home, self-administer the test with a virtual testing supervisor and mail the sample back for lab testing, all free of charge. For more information on the free at-home test kits, visit learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/.
Silver City Mainstreet has received a New Mexico House of Representatives Recognition Award initiated by Representative, Rebecca Dow. Silver City Mainstreet is recognized as one of the oldest continuously operating Mainstreet programs in the state and for their efforts to preserve historic downtown. In addition, the award acknowledges that Silver City Mainstreet has been able to leverage more that $5 million for downtown improvements such as beautification projects, renovation of downtown buildings, and for developing marketing strategies. Charmeine Wait, executive director of Silver City Mainstreet accepted the award. Congratulations!
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