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At the time of compiling this report, New Mexico Department of Health officials announced a new total of 174,982 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 434 new cases. Grant County has increased 4 new cases for a total of 1,296 positive cases; Luna County has increased 5 new cases for a total of  2,947 positive cases; Hidalgo County has remained at a total of 323 positive cases; and Catron County has remained at a total of 71 positive cases.

The New Mexico Department of health has developed an online dashboard that reports COVID-19 vaccination distribution information on a county by county basis. Viewers can choose to view data in the following forms:

  • Doses Administered Per 100 Residents
  • Number of individuals partially or fully vaccinated
  • Listing of vaccine providers

As of February 2nd, Grant County has partially or fully vaccinated 3,529 residents for a total of 12.8% of the population. In addition: 2,491 Luna County Luna County residents have been fully or partially vaccinated for a total 10.1% of the population; 565 Hidalgo County residents for a total of 13.1% of the population; and 558 Catron County residents for a total of 15.91% of the population. At this time 564,999 New Mexico residents have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

The WNMU Board of Regents will be meeting in a virtual setting tomorrow to review the 2020-21 President’s Evaluation Form and Performance Goals.  In addition, the board will be voting on several items including the fiscal year 2019-20 audit report, Fiscal Year 2021 Quarter 2 Financial Certification, and an extension of the Board of Regents Secretary/Treasurer position. The regular session of the meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. For more meeting information and to retrieve the Zoom login, go to

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