Daily coronavirus infections steeply rise in New Mexico

Oct 8, 2020

(Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)
  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped to 426 statewide in the second-highest single-day tally of the pandemic. State health officials on Wednesday also confirmed two fatalities as virus-related deaths approach the 900 mark. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is showing no signs of infection as she self-quarantines in response to one positive test result by a custodian at the governor's mansion in Santa Fe. The rolling average of daily infections has nearly doubled over the course of the past two weeks. Education officials reported 15 infections at schools, including four children.