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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a new total of 146,394 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 1,252 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has increased 20 new cases for a total of 961 positive cases with 367 recovered; Luna County has increased 25 new cases for a total of 2,405 positive cases with 1,566 recovered; Hidalgo County increased one new case for a total of 255 positive cases with 155 recovered; and Catron County increased one new case for a total of 59 positive cases with 24 recovered. Sadly, the total COVID-19 related deaths in Grant County total 15; in Luna County, 44; Hidalgo County at 8; and Catron County at 3.
New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas has issued a consumer safety advisory regarding fake COVID-19 and flu vaccine related scams. Certain organized criminal elements are operating around the globe enacting fraud and enticing the public into purchasing fake vaccines during the recent official rollout. In addition, certain criminal elements are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by setting up fake websites and selling false cures. Some of the websites contain cyber threats that include phishing and spamming malware. The public is urged to use healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Office of the Attorney General or New Mexico Department of Health.
Silver City Recycles is looking for volunteers to sort plastic this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. The activity will take place the public drop off located at 305 South Bullard Street. All new volunteers will need to sign a waiver. Wearing a mask and gloves is mandatory. For details, visit silvercityrecycles.org
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