The New Mexico Department of Health reported 540 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday (Oct. 5), including 17 new cases in Taos County.

The total number of cases in Taos County currently stands at 2,254. No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total number of fatalities connected to the disease at 61.

Statewide, a total of 256,115 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, with 227,476 recoveries, according to NMDOH. A total of 352 individuals were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Oct. 5. The current number of deaths across the state is 4,830.

Call the Health Hotline – (855) 600-3453 if you have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with a confirmed case or have returned from out-of-state travel.

Call the Social Services Hotline – (833) 551-0518 if you have questions about school closures, meal programs, child care, unemployment, emergency loans, etc.

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