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County goes second week without cases


May 11, 2022

No cases of COVID-19 were reported in Quay County for the second straight week.

The total number in the county since the pandemic began in spring 2020 stood at 2,003.

According to state epidemiology reports, Quay County’s COVID-19 case rate dropped to 1.6 new cases per 100,000 people from April 19 to May 2, compared to 3.3 during the previous period.

The county remained in the yellow zone for risk, as did many other counties in New Mexico.

The breakdown of COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Quay County through Friday was 1,541 in Tucumcari, 280 in Logan, 94 in San Jon, 34 in House, 21 in McAlister, 18 in Bard and 14 in Nara Visa.

The county’s death toll rose by two last week, to 54, since the pandemic began. A total of 46 deaths have occurred in the county in the past year. COVID-19 deaths sometimes aren’t reported for several weeks after they occur.

The state stated a total of 1,940 people in Quay County have recovered from the virus.

No COVID-19 rapid responses again were reported in the county last week. None has been reported since March 23.

The state’s seven-day daily case rate rose slightly, totaling 177 by Friday. The rate was 132 the previous Friday.

A total of 309 new cases of coronavirus were reported in New Mexico on Friday. That raised the total since the pandemic began to more than 523,000.

A total of 37 people remained hospitalized in New Mexico with the disease Friday, an increase of four from the previous week.

Nine COVID-19 deaths were reported in the state Friday, raising the total to more than 7,500.

The total number of active cases in the Amarillo metro region rose slightly Friday to 108, compared to 94 the previous week.

The disease has killed 1,270 people in the Amarillo metro since the pandemic began.

In the U.S., more than 81.8 million people have been confirmed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with more than 997,000 deaths, through Saturday.

New Mexico residents can schedule vaccinations through the state’s registration portal at VaccineNM.org.

The Department of Health’s vaccination helpline is available at 855-600-3453, option 3.


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