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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 5,212 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. There have been 110,289 tests performed statewide, 199 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 1,434 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health.  In addition, sadly there has been 219 COVID-19 related deaths recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County remain at 15, Luna County with 8 cases, Catron County remaining at 2, Sierra County with 1 case, and Hidalgo County with no confirmed cases.

Freeport McMoRan has made local donations directed towards COVID-19 health care and community relief efforts. According to a release, folding tables to face shields and goggles to tents, much needed supplies have been donated to Freeport-McMoRan’s community partners in support of the relief effort surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. In the recent weeks, supplies were separated and trucks loaded with thousands of items destined for hospitals, health clinics and organizations in three states and six tribal nations. Locally, Freeport’s donations included the following locations:

  • Gila Regional Medical Center
  • Silver Health Care
  • Fort Bayard Medical Center
  • Hidalgo Medical Services in Lordsburg

Donations sent throughout North America include personal protective equipment such as unvented goggles and clear face shields.

The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District has postponed the 9th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby, which was to be held on Saturday, June 6th, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event held at Lake Roberts, is a free family-oriented event where families come together to learn about fishing, the forest, and the community. In addition, kids have a chance to catch a record book Gila trout. The event will be re-scheduled and the public will be notified.

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