The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 72 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 865 to date. Taos County cases remain at 14. Three additional deaths were announced on Wednesday (April 8), bringing the state total of fatalities tied to the virus to 17 to date.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, whose roughly 350,000-member tribe has been devastated by 15 deaths from COVID-19 and nearly 400 positive cases, is implementing a 57-hour curfew this weekend in hopes of blunting the disease's spread.Nez, the leader of the nation's largest Native American tribe, spread out over three states and 27,000 square miles, said the wide swath of the disease mandates the unusual action - and a willingness to enforce the curfew.
New Mexico officials announced novel coronavirus outbreaks in two of the state's tightest communities Tuesday: San Felipe and Zia pueblos.The Department of Health reported 52 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, at San Felipe Pueblo while 31 cases have been detected at Zia Pueblo.
The New Mexico Acequia Association will be holding a free web meeting about how to clean in the time of COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus. From noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 9), the association will host a web class on how to deal with the current health order set by the governor's office and how to clean the ditches within new guidelines that require social distancing of six feet between people and no gatherings larger than five people.
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