New Mexico COVID-19 update: 218 new cases, totaling 190,275 - 032421

Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 218 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

52 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Curry County
59 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
4 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
22 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
9 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

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County residents urged to register for vaccinations

By Roger Lanse

At its Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021 Silver City town council meeting, the town's emergency management officer, Jeff Fell, urged residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccination even if they do not plan to get the shot. Fell said the reason for registering is to enable county health officials to plan ahead. Fell stressed that registering does not obligate a person to get the vaccination.

According to Fell, about 23,111 Grant County residents are eligible to register for the vaccine, and, so far, about half have. Approximately 9,302 residents have received at least one injection -- about half the initial shot and half the booster. At this rate of about 1,600 per week, Fell said, the county is on an easy track to reach CDC's goal of 70 percent vaccinated by the end of June 2021. Questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine program can be directed to 575/597-7029, M-F -- 8-12 a.m. and 1- 4 p.m., or emailed to grantcountynmcares@gmail.com.

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Freeport-McMoRan Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Board of Directors ("Board") declared a cash dividend of $0.075 per share on FCX's common stock payable on May 3, 2021, to stockholders of record as of April 15, 2021.

As previously reported on February 2, 2021, the Board adopted a financial policy for the allocation of cash flows aligned with FCX's strategic objectives of maintaining a strong balance sheet, increasing cash returns to shareholders and advancing opportunities for future growth.

The policy includes a base dividend of $0.30 per share per annum and a performance-based payout framework to be implemented following achievement of a net debt target in the range of $3-$4 billion, excluding project debt for additional smelting capacity in Indonesia. Under the performance-based payout framework, up to 50 percent of available cash flows generated after planned capital spending and distributions to noncontrolling interests would be allocated to shareholder returns and the balance to debt reduction and investments in value enhancing growth projects.

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Drs. Collins, Pajarón, and Scrase offer reminders to New Mexicans 031721

The COVID-19 update on March 17, 2021 was presented by Department of Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins, Deputy Secretary Dr. Laura Parajón, and Human Services Department Secretary Dr. David Scrase.

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 167 new cases, totaling 189,893

Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 167 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

67 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Curry County
24 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
22 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Monday reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

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March 20, 2021 Protest across New Mexico

Photos Courtesy of John Foldan in Silver City

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ACROSS NEW MEXICO, March 20, 2021 – Reports are pouring in from rallies all over the state today, when diverse New Mexicans, young and old, took to the streets in their own cities to demand "No More Lockdown!" The biggest rally, with about 250 people in attendance, was organized by Albuquerque residents Karen Larré and Caleb Gluck, and took place at the corner of Academy and Wyoming in Albuquerque. Participation in other rallies around the state included 100 people in Las Cruces, 75 in Roswell (with participants from Clovis, Artesia, Cloudcroft, Carrizozo, Ruidoso and Capitan), 50 in Rio Rancho, 50 in Santa Fe, 30 in Silver City and an as yet to be determined number of people in Edgewood, Moriarty, and Deming.

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Corrected: March 20 Lockdown Protest - Upbeat and Friendly

Photos and article by Frost McGahey

March 20. 2021- On a sunny Saturday morning people gathered at the corner of Highway 180 and Swan to protest Governor Lujan Grisham's year-long lockdown. Honking horns and thumbs up from drivers encouraged the protesters.

Rebekah Stevens, one of the co-sponsors of the event, when asked why she was protesting, she said, "All businesses are essential, not just what the government decrees. Wal-Mart, CVS, and Albertson's are thriving while the Mom and Pop businesses are dying. The stress on the elderly and the kids has been tremendous. I know the virus is real, but let me be clear. We are adults and can take common sense procedures to protect ourselves. This lockdown is being used by Grisham to control us.

img 0721Unidentified man with patriotic dogAnother organizer and retired RN, John Foldan said, "I know so many people who are stressed out about wearing masks, and they don't have to." Foldan is with the New Mexico Freedoms  Alliance and felt compelled to stand up against the lockdown.

The mood was upbeat and positive with one exception. One driver yelled, "Go Home." A petite, grey-haired protester yelled back, "Bleep You."

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 176 new cases, totaling 189,731 - 032121

Zero reported COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 176 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

56 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Harding County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
7 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported zero deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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