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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 17,828 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases, an increase of 316 new patients. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County increasing to 59 total cases with 4,242 total tests administered; Luna County increasing to 168 total cases with 5,556 total tests administered; Hidalgo County increasing to 81 total cases with 1,791 total tests administered; and Catron County remaining at 4 total cases. Statewide, there are 178 individuals currently hospitalized and 6,974 individuals designated as recovered.

PNM is reminding customers to be prepared for monsoon storm season with some helpful suggestions on how to stay safe. Some key tips include:

  • Do not touch downed or sagging power lines and consider them and anything touching them energized and dangerous.
  • Prepare an outage kit with water, non-perishable food, flashlights, a first aid kit, a small radio, important documents, cash, and batteries. Account for all members of your household when preparing your kits, including children, pets and anyone who may need medication or medical devices.
  • Storms may blow tree branches or other objects into powerlines. Never attempt to remove anything from the lines. Stay away and call PNM at 888-DIAL-PNM.

Additional safety tips can be found by visiting In addition, customers are encouraged to report power outages by calling 888-DIAL-PNM or online at

With the onset of the monsoon season, the campfire ban has been rescinded for the Gila National Forest now that fire danger has been deemed as moderate. All visitors are reminded to follow campfire guidelines and put every campfire dead out before it. Visit U.S Forest Service-Gila National Forest for more campfire safety guidelines.

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