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Southern New Mexico virus cases ‘alarming’ due to El Paso proximity and detention facility outbreaks

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Southern New Mexico virus cases ‘alarming’ due to El Paso proximity and detention facility outbreaks

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — Coronavirus cases continued to jump at an "alarming" rate in southern New Mexico on Saturday, fueled by what state health officials indicated is close proximity to the Texas border and El Paso, as well as an outbreak at federally-run detention facilities.

There were 22 new cases reported in Doña Ana County, taking their total to 391. There have been just two deaths there during the pandemic.

As Doña Ana approaches the 400 mark with double-digit infection increases reported most days, New Mexico’s Secretary for Health and Human Services on Saturday issued a warning to residents there.

"We are seeing an alarming increase in Covid-19 cases in the southern part of the state, particularly along the Texas/New Mexico border. Especially this holiday weekend, please slow the spread – stay home and don’t gather with others," Dr. David Scrase said in a video message posted to the governor’s twitter account. (Scroll to bottom of this article to view it.)

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He joined a growing chorus of officials, including the mayor of Las Cruces and the chairwoman of the Doña Ana County Commissioners , in expressing concern about New Mexicans who may travel to Texas, where some businesses have reopened on a faster timetable than New Mexico.

They’ve all noted a surge in neighboring El Paso, which on Saturday experienced 105 new cases . By comparison, all of New Mexico reported 175 additional cases for the day – with the Albuquerque metro, which is similar in size to El Paso, reporting just 16 new cases.

To date, El Paso’s positive cases at 2,265 easily surpasses the Albuquerque area’s total of 1,326.Meantime another border […]

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