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81 New Coronavirus Cases In New Mexico; 12th Death Reported - Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico health officials have announced 81 new cases of coronavirus and the state's 12th death. 

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New Mexico Land Office Considers Emergency Oil And Gas Rule -Associated Press

Land managers in New Mexico are considering an emergency rule that would allow oil and gas companies that lease state trust land to temporarily stop producing without penalty for at least 30 days, with a possible extension of up to 120 days.


Two People Die At Albuquerque Retirement Facility With Coronavirus Cases - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Two people have died at a retirement facility in Albuquerque where a city health official says 19 residents  and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.


New Mexico Has Few Medical Masks To Spare As Virus SpreadsAssociated Press, Albuquerque Journal

State officials say new Mexico's health care system has a limited statewide stock of about 44,000 snug-fitting N95 face masks that can protect medical workers from the coronavirus by filtering out small airborne particles.

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State Supreme Court Will Mediate Mail-In Ballot Dispute - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico's Supreme Court says it will referee a dispute over how to proceed with the state's June 2 primary election without in-person voting to minimize public exposure to the coronavirus.

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Governor Says Man In 40s Becomes 5th Virus Death In New Mexico - By Morgan Lee and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has increased to five, with the case of a man in his 40s.

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Jail Inmate In Albuquerque Tests Positive For COVID-19Associated Press

New Mexico's largest metropolitan jail reported Monday that an inmate has tested positive for the coronavirus and that jail workers who came into proximity with the inmate were isolating themselves at home.

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New Mexico Extends Classroom Shutdown Due To Coronavirus - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Public school students in New Mexico will not return to classrooms or athletic fields during the current academic year because of the coronavirus.

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New Mexico Prepares For More Cases, Extended School Closures – Associated Press

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in New Mexico rose to 136 Thursday, a day after health officials confirmed the state's first COVID-19 related death.

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New Mexico Marks 1st Virus Death, Tries To Stretch Supplies - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico has its first coronavirus death. Health officials said Wednesday the man in his late 70s was hospitalized in Artesia on Sunday and died the same day.

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New Mexico Creates Coronavirus Business Recovery Fund - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico's State Investment Council has approved the creation of a $100 million business recovery fund to help companies with 50 or more employees meet payroll obligations and avoid layoffs amid economic turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico reached 100.

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New Mexico To Order 'Non-Essential Businesses' To CloseAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced new restrictions aimed at fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Over 10,000 New Mexico Residents File For UnemploymentAssociated Press

More than 10,000 residents of New Mexico have filed for unemployment benefits in less than a week, potentially doubling the number of recipients amid economic upheaval linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Rise To 35Associated Press

Health officials have confirmed a second positive test for coronavirus in New Mexico with no known connection to travel.

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New Mexico Cracks Down On Hoarding Of Medical SuppliesAssociated Press

New Mexico has confirmed a coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel as the governor takes new steps to limit the spread of the contagion by limiting restaurants to take-out service and closing down movie theaters, gyms and shopping centers.