New Mexico governor: ‘The virus is now winning’

  • Temporary election worker Joseph Banar disinfects voting stations as a precaution against the coronavirus, on the first day of balloting in New Mexico at the Santa Fe Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Santa Fe. Election officials also are witnessing a massive surge in absentee ballot requests. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned Thursday that an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections is likely to strain the state’s health care system as confirmed cases set a new single-day record at 672.