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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 3,850 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. There have been 77,977 tests administered statewide, 164 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 832 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health.  In addition, sadly there has been 151 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County have risen to 16, Luna County rose to 7, and Hidalgo and Catron counties have not changed.

Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election in Grant County begins tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th at the Grant County Clerk’s Office located at 1400 Highway 180 East from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Voters are asked to use the west side entrance of the building to the clerk’s office and social distancing requirements will be enforced. The Administration Building will be open for Early Voting only. Early voting will continue Monday through Friday until Saturday, May 30th. An alternate early voting location will open on Saturday, May 16th at the Bayard Community Center running from 9:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday through Saturdays and finishing on May 30th. For more information, visit grant county dot gov or call the Grant County Clerk’s Office at 575-574-0042.

The New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance has launched a toll-free call center that will be staffed from 8:0 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday. The call center will help with answering questions about:

  • How to obtain health insurance coverage
  • How to resolve grievances associated with premium payments, termination of coverage, claims benefits denials and unexpected billing related to COVID-19
  • How to appeal and insurance decision

Customers are encouraged to call the center to learn about their right to receive COVID-19 testing and treatment without cost. In addition, the call center will assist consumers in other agencies and provide information about the state’s emergency public health orders and other related press releases.

Silver City Radio would like to thank all the first responders, medical personnel and essential workers that have been working non-stop during the COVID-19 health crisis. You have all made such a positive difference during this difficult time.

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