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Coronavirus infections surge in Native American region


April 29, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two uncooperative coronavirus patients have been ordered by a New Mexico court to self-isolate.

Department of Health spokesman David Morgan declined to identify the targets of the orders or why they were imposed, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

"The people we are isolating are entitled to privacy as their quarantine resulted from a medical issue," he said. "Any patient in New Mexico is entitled to the same level of patient privacy."

Meanwhile, confirmed coronavirus infections surged Wednesday in a rural New Mexico county where nearly 80% of residents are Native Am...

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