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Update includes eight additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 112 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

15 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
17 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The Department of Health on Friday also reported eight additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 7500 acres
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel:170 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Four initial attack handcrews, six Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 4 medium fire engine, one Type 3 light helicopter, one Type 1 heavy helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

PDF of Gila Fires smoke outlook posted at bottom 

SUMMARY:

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Mims Lake Fire

Start Date & Time: June 18, 2020 - 1600

Start Location: South side of Mims Lake, north side of Truth or Consequences/south side of the City of Elephant Butte

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Mims Lake Fire

Start Date & Time: June 18, 2020 - 1600

Start Location: South side of Mims Lake, north side of Truth or Consequences/south side of the City of Elephant Butte

Cause of Fire: Under investigation

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest
Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: ~ 10,275 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper Containment: 50%

Current Information: This lightning-caused fire had a reconnaissance flight this a.m. and was GPS-ed at 10,275 acres. Wind and heat have caused the fire to grow. There is minimal fire behavior on the ground, with no isolated or single tree torching. The fire growth is towards the south/southwest in the direction of Brushy Mountain.

Map below:

Update includes four additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 94 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

13 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Lincoln County
12 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday also reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 6800 acres 
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel:157 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Four initial attack handcrews, six Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 light helicopter, one Type 1 heavy helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

Map is attached at bottom.

SUMMARY:

Update includes five additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 138 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Lea County
20 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Valencia County
30 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
8 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Wednesday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

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