Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (6/02/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The number of COVID-19 test positive cases reached 7,800 residents Monday and one of the six additional deaths was an inmate at Otero County Prison Facility, the first in a prison or jail in the state. Read our story here. Navajo Nation health officials announced 131 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation and two additional deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 5,479 on the Navajo Nation, with 248 deaths.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/29/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The governor said the next public health order, which will go into effect on June 1, will allow gyms, hair salons, tattoo parlors and dine-in restaurants to open at reduced capacity. See the details here.Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel also said they would be offering more testing in vulnerable populations and among workers, the Albuquerque Journal reported. This includes aggressively testing in a workplace when one employee tests positive.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced 108 additional cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths during her press conference.

WATCH: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 press conference

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham held her weekly press conference about COVID-19 in New Mexico and the state’s response on Thursday. Related: State will move to expand reopening of businesses beginning June 1

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/28/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The state announced 127 additional cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths on Wednesday. See the details here.Federal lawmakers want answers from the Indian Health Service about a $3 million contract that went to a former Trump administration official for potentially substandard masks for the Navajo Nation. See what they said here.ProPublica reported Wednesday afternoon that the 1 million masks didn’t meet FDA standards.Searchlight New Mexico wrote about the spread of COVID-19 through an Albuquerque halfway house, one of the largest in New Mexico.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/21/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The next phase or reopening, or at least Phase 1B, could happen on June 1, the governor said in a press conference. The governor also set a date for a special session in June. See our story here.On Wednesday, state health officials announced seven new deaths and 134 new cases of COVID-19.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/16/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The governor outlined some small changes to the public health emergency order that will go into effect on Saturday. The changes included allowing all retailers to open at 25 percent of fire code capacity, and for places of worship to open at 25 percent of fire code capacity. Read more details here.In the same press conference, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver encouraged all voters to cast votes via absentee ballots if possible.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/15/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The state has now found more than 5,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 242 deaths related to the disease. On Thursday, the state confirmed 143 additional cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths. See all the details here.Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller outlined the plans for Albuquerque to reopen city services given the state’s easing of restrictions and move into “phase one” of reopening for most of the state.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/9/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. The state announced 181 new COVID-19 cases and 9 additional deaths related to the disease. See the details here.The Navajo Nation announced 119 additional cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths on Friday. There are now 2,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation and 96 deaths.Of the total cases, 1,165 are from New Mexico, an increase of 54 over Thursday’s announcement.A man filed a lawsuit against the state after his elective surgery on his gallbladder was canceled because of the state’s public health emergency order designed to save PPE.

Recap of New Mexico COVID-19 news (5/8/20 edition)

This daily recap of COVID-19 news from New Mexico is available in a free daily email. Sign up here. See all of our COVID-19 coverage here. There are now nearly 4,500 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, and 172 COVID-related deaths according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s latest announcement. See the details here.The governor extended the lockdown of Gallup through Sunday, as COVID-19 continues to spread quickly in McKinley County. Read the story here.The Navajo Nation Health Command Operations Center reported an additional 103 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three additional COVID-related deaths.