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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total to 34,290 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County rose to 151 total cases with 58 recovered; Luna County has risen to 514 total cases with 227 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 108 total cases with 83 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 5 recovered. Statewide there are currently 145 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 19,127 cases totally recovered. Yesterday, October 14th, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 reported last Friday.

Due to Governor Lujan-Grisham’s announcement and urging that all public Halloween activities be canceled in an effort to flatten the current COVID-19 spike, the City of Lordsburg has cancelled their upcoming drive thru “Trunk or Treat” event.

The Cow Canyon Fire, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Alpine Ranger District, at the time of this report has encompassed 30,009 acres and is 15 percent contained. According to the report issued by the Forest Service, the fire is burning in a remote location within the Blue Range Primitive Area near the Arizona and New Mexico state border. In addition, 24,495 acres of the fire are located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, and 5,514 acres are burning on the Gila National Forest. For more information and maps regarding the Cow Canyon fire, visit the U.S. Forest Service – Gila Nation Forest page on Facebook.

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