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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 628 New Cases, Total Now 164,263 With 26 New Deaths And 87,502 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 628 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports no new cases today … the total remains at 393 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 26 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 161 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 17 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 30 new cases in Curry County
  • 48 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 23 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases

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New Mexico Confirms Second COVID-19 Case With B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant

DOH News:

…States encourages residents to redouble COVID-safe practices

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the state’s second COVID-19 case with the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant.

This case is a close household contact of the first case, announced Jan. 13.

The female in her 30’s has experienced mild symptoms and has not required hospitalization. No additional close contacts outside of the household have been identified to date. 

The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant first emerged in the UK in September 2020. There is no evidence that this variant causes more


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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Demands Couy Griffin Resign From Otero County Commission

From the Office of the Attorney General:

Office of the Attorney General to Seek Removal if Griffin Fails to Resign

SANTA FE  – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that he has demanded that Couy Griffin resign from the Otero County Commission.

In a letter sent to Griffin Saturday, the Attorney General demanded his resignation on multiple grounds, including accusations that he has misused public office for personal gain, has neglected his duties as a county commissioner, and because of his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the United States Capitol.

The letter


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 751 New Cases, Total Now 163,637 With 22 New Deaths And 86,110 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 751 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 4 more cases today … the total is now 393 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 22 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 173 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 39 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 8 new cases in Colfax County
  • 18 new cases in Curry County
  • 106 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 21 new cases

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FBI Takes Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Into Custody This Afternoon For His Alleged Role In Capitol Riots

 Arrested this afternoon for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin Tularosa, founder and president of Cowboys for Trump seen here in 2019 in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/YouTube

FBI News:

U.S. Capitol Police notified the FBI this afternoon that they had detained Couy Griffin, 47, of Tularosa (Griffin is an Otero County Commissioner.)

Griffin was the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Albuquerque FBI Division for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. 

The FBI Washington Field Office has taken Griffin into custody. 

Additional information


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,092 New Cases, Total Now 162,893 With 36 New Deaths And 84,803 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,092 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 11 more cases today … the total is now 389 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 36 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 276 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 50 new cases in Chaves County
  • 21 new cases in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Colfax County
  • 21 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 173 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 51 new

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New Mexico Governor Shares COVID-19 Vaccine Update

From the Office of the Governor:

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and shared details on the vaccine program underway across the state Friday during a virtual press conference..

“We’re on our way. We will beat COVID. It will take time, but our state is doing the work right,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “As additional vaccine doses are available, more New Mexicans will be alerted that they are able to schedule their appointment.”

Residents are encouraged to complete their registration today at www.vaccinenm.org.


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New Mexico Health Department Reiterates Vaccine Criteria

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health Friday reiterated the appropriate sequence of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

New Mexico is currently in the first portion of Phase 1B – people 75 years and older. Soon, the state will expand vaccinations to those with qualifying medical conditions. Health care professionals and other workers in Phase 1A remain eligible for vaccination. 

The state has issued clear requirements to providers about the specific conditions under which they may move from one subphase to the next. These include scenarios in which vaccine is about to expire,


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