Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 214 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
67 new cases in Bernalillo County
17 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
34 new cases in Doña Ana County
9 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
8 new cases in Valencia County
The Department of Health on Tuesday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
On June 24, 2020 at approximately 1:01pm, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Tadpole Fire Incident Command Team notified the Grant County Sheriff's Office of the presence of suspected skeletal human remains within the fire zone near Ben Lilly Pond. Upon contacting USFS Fire Staff at the Base Camp, Deputies were informed a saw crew had encountered the remains. Due to the remote nature of the location and active fire/smoke conditions, the site could not be safely accessed until daybreak the following morning. A USFS Saw Crew accompanied Deputies to the site, cutting through thick vegetation and steep terrain for a distance of approximately 3/4 mile.
The scene yielded two partial sets of human skeletal remains and multiple objects of personal possessions. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) was present while the scene was processed. The remains are believed to
By Mary Alice Murphy
On July 30, 2020, the Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board, composed of Grant County Commissioners, held the monthly meeting to hear from administrators about the current state of the hospital. Some changes in the administration were presented at the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, Board Chair Alicia Edwards explained that County Manager Charlene Webb was on a call with the state on how the CARES Act can help local entities. "It's an important call and she will join us when she can."
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical disruption of the electronic laboratory reporting system, the following data reflects only a partial total for today's case update. The delayed results will be included in the state's reporting as soon as they are received and confirmed. NMDOH continues to actively investigate all cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.
Update includes one additional COVID-19 death
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 117 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
18 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
27 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
14 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
9 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
1 new case in Sandoval County
1 new case in San Juan County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
2 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
The Department of Health on Monday reported one additional death in New Mexico related to COVID-19. It is:
By Roger Lanse
A Silver City Police Department officer responded to an aggravated battery call at Gila Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at about 10:14 p.m. According to a police report, a female was brought into the ER by family members who stated the female had told them she had been struck over the head by her boyfriend, who was later identified by family members to be Isaiah Martinez, 23, of Silver City.
The officer made contact with the female victim, also 23, of Silver City, in the ER where she was being treated by staff. The victim told the officer that 'he' became irritated with her earlier at their residence on 11th Street and pushed her to the ground causing her to hit her nose on the pavement. At this point, the report said, the victim got into the driver's seat of her 4Runner and 'he' got into the passenger seat and was giving the victim directions to a friend's house where he could be dropped off.
Silver City, NM, August 3, 2020--The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has implemented a new closure order for the Tadpole Fire area west of NM Highway 15. The closure order prohibits entry to non-fire personnel due to the inherent hazards from the fire, as well as to provide for continued firefighter response to hotspots that remain in the fire area. The closure includes the area from Bear Creek Road 506 north and west of NM Highway 15, to and including the Sheep Corral and Trout Creek roads north of Tadpole Ridge. Cherry Creek and McMillan Campgrounds are now open.
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