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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a new total of 147,315 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 3 new cases for a total of 964 positive cases with 380 recovered; Luna County has increased 4 new cases for a total of 2,409 positive cases with 1,578 recovered; Hidalgo County remained the same for a total 254 positive cases with 157 recovered; and Catron County remained the same for a total of 59 positive cases with 24 recovered. Catron county is the only county in the state that is in the “yellow level” of restrictions, meaning no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

The New Mexico Department of Health has created an enhanced COVID-19 vaccination website (, that now enables users to complete comprehensive personal profiles. These profiles include personal medical conditions, employment information, and other key data that will allow the state to notify residents when the vaccine becomes available in their area. In addition, the state will launch a vaccine call center to provide additional support for those who wish to register or ask questions about the process. According to a release, has seen more than 230,000 registrations and is believed to be the only system of its kind in the country.

Grant County, after careful consideration has decided to continue to operate and comply with the current COIVID-19 public health order. County Government offices will operate under normally scheduled business hours but will not provide direct services to the public. Business can be conducted electronically via email, mail, or telephone. Under certain circumstances, residents can be seen on a “by appointment only basis” by calling the respective office. Bataan Park, the Grant County Shooting Range, and the Grant County Fairgrounds will remain closed until further notice. These measures exclude the Detention Center, Sheriff’s Office, and the Road Department. The measure will be reassessed on Monday, February 1st. For more information, visit

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