State health officials on Wednesday announced three new deaths from COVID-19, bringing New Mexico to 500 deaths from the viral illness.

There also were 130 new cases of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, reported in the state. The number included three new cases in Santa Fe County, bringing its total to 240.

Those who most recently died from the illness were a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s from McKinley County, and a man in his 70s from Bernalillo County, who was a patient at the Princeton Place facility in Albuquerque.

The state has had a total of 12,276 cases of the novel coronavirus. As of Wednesday, there were 127 people hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19, including 38 patients who were on ventilators, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.

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Chris Mechels

The Governor, and the Dept of Health, continue to avoid the potential problem at the county jails in New Mexico, and these jails are virtually a Black Hole, with no effective oversight and no transparency. Otero County's Correction Department facility finally "blew up", with hundreds of Covid cases in the inmate population. Then, recently, San Juan county "blew up" as reported; but those numbers were reported in the San Juan numbers. Needed; 100% testing of county jail populations, as the San Juan case shows. When they, finally, tested the whole population, lots of Covid. The Governor is simply not doing her job, which includes protecting the prison/jail populations. It seems that, like the Tribal Areas, she's waiting for this prisoners to "blow up", with Covid. REACTIVE management is BAD management, and that seems to describe our little Governor.

David Ford




David Ford

Gee Bobbie, it seems that you have a problem with my military service. I was one of the last of the draftees and decided to serve regardless of the politics at the time. My father served for 30 yrs in the Marine Corps and I did 2 in the Army. Primarily because, as we are always told, to protect freedoms here at home for people like you who have no conscience when it comes to the sacrifices of others, and take every opportunity to besmirch others while cowering behind your computer. Seems cowardly at the least and sad for you as a human being. Also since you are yelling with CAPS I will report your posts as there is a certain decorum as outlined below in the rules of engagement here online. No need to respond to me anymore as I will not read anymore of your posts since they offer nothing substantial, essential, or even mildly interesting to the conversations, in fact they are a bore. Good luck.

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