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SANTA FE – Nine more residents died in New Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak, state officials said Wednesday, but there are new signs the disease isn’t spreading as rapidly as it did earlier this summer.
The state also moved Wednesday to impose new reporting requirements for employers who learn of a COVID-19 case among their employees. They must now inform the state Environment Department within four hours – a mandate intended to help the state respond more quickly to viral outbreaks at businesses.
With nine deaths Wednesday, the statewide death toll stands at 667 people.