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Three more COVID-19 cases reported in Logan


September 9, 2020

Three more confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Friday in the Logan ZIP code by the New Mexico Department of Health.

With that, Logan has exceeded the number of cases (33) since the pandemic began to Tucumcari's 32, despite the population of the Logan ZIP code being less than one-fifth of Tucumcari's.

The San Jon ZIP code has five total cases. The total number of cases in Quay County by ZIP code is 70, which is a discrepancy from the DOH's overall reported total of 69.

The latest cases were two people age 60 to 69 and one age 70 to 79, according to the DOH website.

With six cases in four days, it was looking increasingly likely Quay County again would fail to meet the state criteria to further open its schools. The state will announce 14-day averages for per-capita cases and COVID-19 test positivity rates later next week.

Quay County had 9.4 average daily cases per 100,000 people from Aug. 19 to Sept. 1. Its positivity rate during that period was 7.3%. The state criteria to get into the desired green zone is fewer than 8 average daily cases per 100,000 and a positivity rate of under 5%.

In the county, 43 people have been deemed to have recovered from the virus. A total of 1,724 tests for COVID-19 have been administered in Quay County.

In New Mexico, 137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, bringing the overall total to more than 26,500.

Two deaths were reported statewide Friday, bringing the overall total to 818.

A total of 73 people in the state are hospitalized with the disease. A total of 14,276 people have been deemed to have recovered from the virus.

In the U.S., 6.4 million people have been confirmed with the virus, with 192,000 deaths.


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