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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 19,502 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County increasing to 65 total cases with 21 recovered; Luna County increasing to 215 total cases and 37 recovered; Hidalgo County remaining at 85 total cases with 19 recovered; and Catron County remaining at 4 total cases and zero totally recovered. Statewide, there are 160 individuals currently hospitalized and 7,657 individuals designated as totally recovered. Sadly, Grant County has reported a second COVID-19 related death.
The Bureau of Land Management is terminating seasonal fire restrictions in New Mexico enacted by Fire Prevention Order #NM910-20-02. Beginning yesterday, the restrictions were rescinded on all lands administered by the BLM in response to the increasing moisture and higher humidity statewide. The lifting of restrictions allows for campfires, but it is recommended for visitors to be prepared with a shovel, fire extinguisher, and extra water. In addition, the use of exploding targets will continue to be restricted.
Western New Mexico University Mustang Athletics has decided to postpone football and volleyball seasons until the spring semester in response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s statewide request. According to a release, the Governor asked the WNMU Board of Regents and WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard to postpone the start of high-risk contact sports until spring. Per her recommendation and considering the rise in positive cases statewide, the Mustang Athletic Department determined that delaying the start of these two sports is in the best interest of staff and student-athletes.” Cross country and other Mustang sports remain on schedule.
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