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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 8,024 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. There have been 206,837 tests performed statewide, 182 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 2,960 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health. In addition, sadly there has been 367 COVID-19 related deaths recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County remain at 15 with 1,740 tests administered, Luna County increasing to 9 cases and 1,398 tests administered, Catron County remaining at 2 with 102 tests administered, and Hidalgo County with 1 confirmed case and 284 tests administered.
The 2020 primary Elections were held yesterday culminating with in-person voting held at various Voter Convenience Centers situated in each New Mexico county. New Mexico has a closed primary, so only those registered in a major political party participated in the Primary Election. The Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday in June in each even-numbered year. Absentee ballots to vote by mail were available by application starting on May 5th. In some of the local contested Primary races the unofficial results listed by the New Mexico Secretary of State are as follows:
- Siah Correa Hemphill for State Senator District 28, Democrat
- John Arthur Smith for State Senator District 35
- Yvette Herrell for United States Representative District 2, Republican
- Michael Renteria for 6th Judicial District, Democrat
- Patrick Cohn, Jr. for Grant County Treasurer, Democrat
- Harry Browne for Grant County District 5, Democrat
- Kristie Hobbs for Luna County Treasurer, Democrat
- John S. Sweetser for Luna County Commission District 3, Republican
- Alyssa Esquivel for Hidalgo County Clerk, Democrat
- Richard Chaires for Hidalgo County Commissioner at-Large Position 3, Democrat
- Joyce R. Laney for Catron County Treasurer, Republican
- Lucinda Mae Howell for Catron County Probate Judge, Republican
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