Two COVID-19 victims reported in Parmer County
June 21, 2020
New Mexico on Monday reported no deaths related to COVID-19 for the first time since April 15.
But also Monday, the number of local deaths related to the virus doubled as two Parmer County residents were listed among Texas’ victims.
Prior to Monday, the region’s only reported deaths associated with COVID-19 were in Tucumcari and Portales. The Parmer County deaths brought the local number of victims to four.
No details were immediately available regarding the Parmer County deaths, but officials there said a Friona nursing home has had a number of positive cases in recent weeks.
Overall, Parmer County has reported 158 positive cases in a county of less than 10,000 people.
Curry County, which has a population of about 49,000, has reported 111 positive cases through Monday with no deaths.