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New Mexico counties have long way to go under virus system

New Mexico counties have long way to go under virus system

The Associated Press
Updated: November 30, 2020 04:52 PM
Created: November 30, 2020 12:08 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving soon to a county-by-county system for responding to COVID-19 that allows local communities to shed restrictions if the virus retreats.

At this point, only Los Alamos County, among 33 counties, would be eligible to shed some restrictions on mass gatherings and to resume indoor dining at restaurants. The new system is scheduled to take effect Wednesday.

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From Nov. 22 through Sunday, one person in every 155 people in the state was diagnosed with COVID-19.

An analysis of data shows the seven-day rolling average of daily deaths from COVID-19 has increased over the past two weeks from 13.9 on Nov. 15 to 22.4 on Sunday,

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