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Seven coronavirus cases reported Tuesday in county

The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven confirmed cases of coronavirus in Quay County.

According to the agency, six of the cases were in the Tucumcari ZIP code, with one in Bard.

The age breakdown of the confirmed cases in the county was one age 10 to 19, three age 20 to 29, two age 30 to 39 and one age 40 to 49. Four females and three males were infected.

The total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began rose to 254, with five deaths. A total of 80 people have been deemed by the state as recovered from the virus.

The latest breakdown by ZIP code since the pandemic began is 187 in Tucumcari, 45 in Logan, seven in House, six in San Jon, four in McAlister, two in Nara Visa, two in Bard and one in Grady (part of which extends into the county).

According to the state’s COVID-19 rapid-response database, it was referred to one confirmed case each at the state’s Income Support Division in Tucumcari on Nov. 25 and at the City of Tucumcari on Sunday.

In the state, the DOH on Tuesday reported 2,330 cases. The total number in New Mexico since the pandemic began reached over 99,000.

A total of 21 deaths were reported Tuesday in the state, raising the total to 1,589.

A total of 909 people in the state were hospitalized with the disease Tuesday, an increase of more than 30 from the previous day.

In the U.S., more than 13.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported through Tuesday since the pandemic began, with more than 270,000 deaths.

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