Two more COVID-19 cases in county, including young child


July 22, 2020

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 – including a young child – in Quay County, bringing the total to 26 since the pandemic began.

They were the 18th and 19th cases in the county in a 26-day span.

The DOH reported the latest cases were age infant to 9 and age 30 to 39. One was female; one was male. Both were in the Tucumcari ZIP code.

Twenty-two of the coronavirus cases in the county remained active through Tuesday. Three have been deemed as recovered from the virus, and one death of a Quay County resident was reported in April.

More than 990 people in Quay County have been tested for the virus.

A total of 307 people in New Mexico were confirmed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, the 20th consecutive day the state had surpassed the 200 mark.

More than 17,500 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico have been reported since the pandemic began.

Ten deaths were reported in the state Tuesday, bringing the total to 588.

A total of 154 people remain hospitalized with COVID-19.

A total of 6,870 have been deemed as recovered from the disease in New Mexico.

Through Tuesday afternoon, more than 3.8 million people in the United States have been confirmed with the virus, with more than 141,000 deaths.


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