Updated Nov. 8.
Taos County had 21 more cases of COVID-19 announced Saturday (Nov. 7), the most reported in a single day. The county also had a sixth person die from complications related to the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, a man in his 50s.
The state as a whole had 1,287 new cases of the coronavirus for the second day in a row. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned Nov. 5 that she would impose new restrictions and public health orders if the number of cases did not start to level off.
Among the businesses and agencies reporting at least one positive test for the novel coronavirus between Nov. 4-6 are Family Practice Associates, Taos Municipals Schools Administration, Llano Quemado Head Start, Taos Country Club, Public School Insurance, First New Mexico Title and Abstract, El Centro Family Health and Taos County Administration.
In a Nov. 5 press release, Taos County said three county employees had tested positive for the coronavirus. The county offices were temporarily closed for disinfection and deep cleaning; other employees were sent for testing according to the county's statement.
The Taos 87571 zip code area had the largest increase in cases for the third week in a row, with 26 more cases between Nov. 2-Nov. 7 for a total of 130 cases. The Ranchos de Taos 87557 area code area had 19 more cases in the same time period.
Of the 26 people who were swabbed for coronavirus at Holy Cross Medical Center and whose tests came back positive between Nov. 1-Nov. 4, two were from California, one from Florida, one from Santa Fe, two from Mora and the rest from Taos.