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COVID-19 Cases Rise in Luna County

Deming Public Schools Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road.

DEMING — Coronavirus cases continued to rise across the state this weekend, and Luna County was no exception. The province collected 60 new COVID-19 cases during the Saturday, Sunday and Monday weekend census by the New Mexico Department of Health. The province also reported 102 cases and one death in the past week. A week earlier, 86 cases and one death had been reported. During the pandemic, 4,117 cases and 96 deaths have been reported.

New cases of coronavirus are up 19.2% in New Mexico as 7,533 cases were reported. The week before, there were 6,318 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

New Mexico ranked seventh among the states where the coronavirus spread most per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

The cases were most notable in Luna County within the Deming Public Schools, where the increase in cases may prompt the school district to act by moving four high schools to distance learning from Wednesday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 12.