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Six more coronavirus cases reported Saturday


January 6, 2021

Six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 also were reported in the county Saturday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Four of the cases were reported in the Tucumcari ZIP code, with one each in Logan and McAlister.

Four males and two females tested positive for the virus. The age breakdown was one age up to 10, one age 20 to 29, two age 40 to 49, one age 50 to 59 and one age 70 to 79.

After a relative lull in late December, Quay County has recorded 30 coronavirus cases in January.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county since the pandemic began rose to 362, with eight deaths.

The total number of people in the county who have been deemed as recovered from the virus rose to 201 by Saturday.

The latest breakdown by ZIP code since the pandemic began is 280 cases in Tucumcari, 50 in Logan, eight in House, seven in San Jon, seven in McAlister, four in Nara Visa, two in Bard and one in Grady (part of the ZIP code extends into the county).

In New Mexico, a total of 1,507 new cases of the virus were reported Saturday. The state’s seven-day average rose to 1,370 – a rise of almost 300 in a week.

The state’s total overall total since the pandemic began rose to nearly 155,000.

A total of 22 deaths were reported in the state Saturday, raising the toll to 2,732.

A total of 696 people in New Mexico were reported hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday, a number that has been mostly stable in recent days.

In the U.S., more than 22 million people have been confirmed with the disease through Saturday, with more than 371,000 deaths.


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