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35 new COVID-19 cases reported in NM

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Another death from COVID-19 was reported in New Mexico Tuesday, as the total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 300.

In all, 35 new cases were reported in the state Tuesday bringing the total in the state to 315, according to a press release issued by the New Mexico Department of Health.

No new cases were reported in Chaves County, but the Department of Health on Tuesday reported 12 new cases in Bernalillo County, 7 in Sandoval County, six in San Juan County, four in Santa Fe County, and four in McKinley County. Both Taos and Rio Arriba County each had one new case.

State officials on Tuesday also reported the fifth COVID-19 death in the state. The male, in his 40s was found unresponsive Sunday in his home in Bernalillo County. A test for COVID-19 was later administered and the results came back positive Tuesday.

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The state reported its first COVID-19 death last week: An Eddy County man in his 70s who died Monday at Artesia General Hospital.

Four additional cases have since been reported, all in Bernalillo County.

All five of the people who died reportedly had chronic, underlying health conditions.

As of Monday, 24 individuals in New Mexico have been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the Department of Health. So far, there are 26 cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico that have been designated as having recovered from the virus.

In all, 13,240 tests for COVID-19 have been administered in New Mexico, of which 12,925 came back negative, according to the Department of Health.

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