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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 100,963 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 1,549 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 10 new cases for a total of 523  positive cases; Luna County increased 4 new cases for a total of 1,980 positive cases; Hidalgo County increased 2 new cases for a total 189 total positive cases; and Catron County remains at 37 positive cases. Statewide, there are 940 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning December 2nd, with 32 counties at the Red Level and one county at the Yellow Level. The color-coded map will be updated biweekly on Wednesday’s with the next update scheduled for December 16th.  San Miguel County is the only county currently meeting the criteria to operate at the less restrictive Yellow Level.

Two students from Harrison Schmitt Elementary School were chosen to display their New Mexico themed Christmas ornaments on the 2020 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Joshua Jordan, 11, and Lorelei Anne Hoffman, 10, along with other students in Trish Doherty’s art class at Harrison Schmitt, submitted ornaments for the “America Celebrates” ornament program, a collaboration of the National Park Service, the U.S. Department Service, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Park Foundation. Principal of Harrison Schmitt, Leslie Ormand, announced that the school is planning a virtual party tomorrow to celebrate the honor. Congratulations to Joshua Jordan and Lorelei Anne Hoffman!

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