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Three more Tucumcari-area COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday


November 18, 2020

Quay County saw three more confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday as the state of New Mexico again broke records for most cases and most deaths in one day.

The latest cases in the county all were in the Tucumcari ZIP code. Two women and one woman were confirmed with the virus. Two were age 30 to 39, and one was 50 to 59.

Three cases also were reported Monday in the county, all in the Tucumcari area. Two men and one woman were confirmed with COVID-19. One was age 50 to 59, one was 60 to 69 and one was 80 to 89.

A total of 49 cases have been reported in the county in November alone.

The total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began rose to 156, with two deaths. Seventy-one have recovered, according to the DOH.

The breakdown by ZIP code is 106 in Tucumcari, 38 in Logan, five in San Jon, three in House, three in McAlister and one in Grady (part of which extends into the county).

In the state, the DOH on Tuesday reported 2,112 cases, exceeding the previous record of 1,746 set on Nov. 17. The total number since the pandemic began surpassed 67,000.

A total of 615 cases were reported that day in Bernalillo County, with 338 in Dona Ana County.

A record total of 28 deaths were reported Tuesday, exceeding the previous record toll of 23 on Nov. 5. That raised the overall total to more than 1,260.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 stood at 754 on Tuesday.

In Amarillo, the metro area on Tuesday rose to a record-high 6,544 active cases of the disease, with a hospitalization rate of over 35%.

In the U.S., more than 11.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported through Tuesday since the pandemic began, with more than 248,000 deaths.


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