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  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly one quarter of New Mexico's population has registered to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. But officials with some of the state's largest health care providers said Monday that inconsistencies with the supply chain are among the barriers to getting more shots in arms. They say they have been planning and are ready to set up more clinics to administer vaccines when more doses arrive. More than 507,000 residents have registered on the state's vaccine website.

  • COCHISE COUNTY-HUMAN REMAINS FOUND

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Cochise County Sheriff's officials say human remains have been found in the Peloncillo Mountains east of Douglas and about a mile from the New Mexico border. They say hunters were in the area when they found the remains Sunday and notified authorities. Sheriff's deputies and the U.S. Border Patrol responded to the scene.   The remains were carried out and turned over to a mortuary for transport to the medical examiner's office.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 133 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths as a revised public health order is set to take effect. The latest figures released Sunday bring the total reported coronavirus cases on the reservation to 27,484 with 973 known deaths. Beginning Monday, the tribe is extending its stay-at-home order with a revised nightly curfew to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Navajo Nation is also lifting weekend lockdowns to allow more vaccination events.

  • New Mexico reports 635 new COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 635 new COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths. The latest figures pushed the state's totals to 169,205 cases and 3,145 known deaths since the start of the pandemic. On Saturday, health officials had reported 859 additional cases and 38 deaths. Bernalillo County had the most additional cases reported Sunday with 146. Most of the additional deaths involved older New Mexicans, but they also included several people in their 30s.

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U.S. hospital intensive care units in many parts of the country are straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients. These hospital units take care of the sickest of the sick. Some are running out of space and supplies, while scrambling to pay the soaring rates of temporary traveling nurses. Hundreds of ICUs are struggling at the same time, with many clustered in the South and West. An Associated Press analysis shows that since November, the share of U.S. hospitals nearing the breaking point has doubled. More than 40% of Americans live in areas running out of ICU beds.

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