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Four more cases of COVID-19 reported, with three in Logan


August 12, 2020

The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday reported four more confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County, with three in the Logan ZIP code.

A total of six cases have been reported in Logan in the past two days. Ute Lake State Park in Logan closed Wednesday because workers there showed coronavirus-like symptoms, and Logan Municipal Schools announced Thursday it likely would delay the school year because one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and two others showed symptoms of the disease.

According to the DOH website, the latest cases in Quay County are two males and two females. One was age 80 to 89, one was age 70 to 79, and two were age 50 to 59.

The fourth case Thursday was reported in the San Jon ZIP code.

The total number of cases in the county stands at 28 in the Tucumcari ZIP code, nine in Logan and four in San Jon.

The total number of cases in the county grew to 41 since the pandemic began.

Seven county residents have been deemed to have recovered from the disease, with one death reported in April from a resident who contracted the virus in Florida.

A total of 1,368 people have been tested for the virus in the county.

Statewide, the total number of cases Thursday was 177, which remained at a relatively low level from two weeks ago. New Mexico has recorded almost 23,000 cases since the pandemic began.

Two deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 697 in the state.

A total of 9,980 people in New Mexico have been deemed as recovered from the virus.

East of Tucumcari, Amarillo had more than 800 active cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday.

In the U.S., a total of 5.2 million people have been confirmed with the virus, with more than 166,000 deaths as of Thursday.


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