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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Daily Awareness – June 11, 2020

Posted on June 11, 2020

1,043 tests of COVID-19 have been performed in Sierra County with 2 new positive cases of Covid-19 being reported Wednesday, June 10th. Both are showing no symptoms of the disease and one is hospitalized out of the County with other health issues. Sierra County’s first positive case reported back in April has recovered. 92% of the COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico have occurred in (4) counties (San Juan, Bernalillo, McKinley, and Sandoval). According to the number of positive cases compared to the number of tests performed, the state peaked on April 22, 2020. NM Health Department estimates 3,806 people have fully recovered.

Sierra County is undertaking a broadband feasibility study to determine if there is a way to build a fiber optic network to bring gigabit broadband to residents in the County. The potential services would provide residents and businesses with super-fast internet access.  As part of the study, we are asking residents to take a quick survey and speed test so that we can understand the actual data speeds being delivered by broadband products in Sierra County. Visit our website at sierraco.org then click on the “Services” button across the top and take the BROADBAND SURVEY & SPEED TEST.

If you have not completed or did not receive a census form in the mail. We encourage you to go online to my2020census.gov/. That is my2020census.gov/