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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 44,904 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased to 191 total cases with 68 recovered; Luna County has risen to 1082 total cases with 267 recovered; Hidalgo County has risen to 122 total cases with 85 recovered; and Catron County remains 10 total cases with 6 recovered. According to the NMDOH, the statewide COVID-19 updates has exceeded the state’s record for a single-day increase, with 1082 new cases.
Continuing in health news, the New Mexico Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging health providers to recommend the adult flu shot for seniors rather than waiting for the high-dose shot. According to a release, although some studies have shown the high-dose flu shot, approved for people age 65 and older, to be more effective at preventing flu and reducing hospital stays, the CDC has not expressed a preference for the high-dose shot over the regular adult vaccine in the senior age group. Since some seniors have avoided getting a flu shot this year because they are unable to find the high-dose shot, they are urged to get vaccinated with the adult flu shot in order to protect themselves and others. In addition, the CDC does not recommend getting a booster, or second dose, in a single flu season.
Tomorrow, October 31st is the last day for Early Voting in the 2020 General Election. Absentee ballots can be dropped off at any Early Voting or Election Day polling location. Ballots must be received by 7:00 P.M. on Election Day, November 3rd to be counted.
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