One more case confirmed


July 29, 2020

Quay County added another confirmed coronavirus case Sunday, bringing the total to 31 since the pandemic began. No new cases were reported Monday.

The number of total cases in the county June 29 was six — a more than fivefold increase in one month.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported on its website the latest case was a male age 10 to 19 in the Tucumcari ZIP code.

The number of cases in Tucumcari rose to 26, with three in Logan and two in San Jon. Logan and San Jon each reported new cases Saturday.

Four of the cases in Quay County have been designated as recovered from the virus. One death in Florida of a Quay County resident was reported in April.

A total of 1,130 people in Quay County have been tested for the virus. A total of 679 had been tested on June 29.

A record-high total of 467 new cases in New Mexico were confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday, the 26th consecutive day the state had surpassed the 200 mark. The high total was fueled in part by 170 new cases at the Cibola County Correctional Center.

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

Five deaths were reported in the state Monday, bringing the total to 619.

A total of 159 people remain hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

A total of 7,459 have been deemed as recovered from the disease in New Mexico. The Department of Health states the gap between cases and recoveries are those who test positive for COVID-19 but the agency was unable to confirm whether they recovered.

Through Monday afternoon, more than 4.2 million people in the United States have been confirmed with the virus, with more than 147,000 deaths.


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