Two COVID-19 cases reported in House area
November 11, 2020
The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday reported two more confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County – both in the House ZIP code.
The new cases in House came two days after House Municipal Schools announced its closure until Nov. 30 because of at least one confirmed case with a student or employee there. Students are undergoing virtual learning until that time while the school is disinfected and people in close contact with the infected finish a 14-day quarantine.
The state's COVID-19 rapid-response database also referred to two confirmed cases at House Elementary School, dated Tuesday. Entities that land on the database must undergo safety protocols before reopening.
The new cases in the House ZIP code involved one male and one female. One was age 20 to 29, and the other was age 80 to 89.
The total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began rose to 137, with two deaths. The breakdown by ZIP code is 89 in Tucumcari, 36 in Logan, five in San Jon, three in House, three in McAlister and one in Grady (part of which extends into the county).
The DOH has reported 30 cases in November alone in Quay County.
In the state, the DOH on Wednesday reported a new high in daily cases with 1,500. The total number since the pandemic began surpassed 59,000.
A total of 418 cases were reported in Bernalillo County, with 311 in Dona Ana County.
Fourteen deaths were reported Wednesday, hiking the overall total to 1,158.
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 rose to a record-high 488 on Wednesday. The DOH did not have hospitalization or intensive care numbers Wednesday.
In Amarillo, the metro area on Tuesday hit a record high with more than 5,700 active cases of the disease, with a hospitalization rate of over 30%.
In the U.S., more than 10.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported through Wednesday since the pandemic began, with more than 240,000 deaths.