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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 26,842 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 14,470 tested as recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has increased to 99 total cases with 43 recovered; Luna County increased to 372 total cases with an increase to 136 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 98 total cases with 67 recovered; and Catron County remains at 11 total cases with 3 recovered.
Tomorrow, September 16th Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, will unveil a plaque that honors the life and accomplishments of Elizabeth C.T. Warren, a Silver City 19th Century businesswoman. According to a release, the unveiling will take place at 1:15 P.M. at the O.S Warren House, located at 105 East Market Street in Downtown Silver City. The home, built in 1886, was the only building that survived the many floods that occurred along Silver City’s Main Street, now known as The Big Ditch. After the death of her husband in 1885, Mrs. Warren took over the family insurance business, started a concrete company that paved many of the town’s sidewalks, and became a general contractor that was responsible for building many homes. The Warren plaque was a collaborative project involving: The Silver City Museum including Joe Bryce; Denise Friedricks of the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning; Charmeine Wait of Mainstreet; and Mrs. Warren’s 98-year old great granddaughter, who resides in California.
The New Mexico Department of Health Office has been hosting COVID-19 testing at the Lordsburg City Hall located at 409 West Wabash Street. Residents have been encouraged to get tested, among other being first responders, essential workers from the Town of Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, grocery store employees, utility workers and health care workers All participants must register online at the Department of Health link at cvtestreg.nmhealth.org or call the Hidalgo Public Health Office at 575-542-9391. The next testing event is this Thursday, September 17th from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.
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