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State reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

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State health officials on Wednesday reported another 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, bringing the total number of positive tests in the state for the virus to 363.

Health officials also reported an additional coronavirus-related fatality.

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health, a woman in her 90s from Sandoval County died from the disease Tuesday, bringing the number of fatalities to six in New Mexico from COVID-19.

She had chronic underlying health conditions, according to health department officials.

A man in his 70s in Eddy County and four people in Bernalillo County, ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s, have also died from COVID-19. All had chronic underlying health issues.

Chaves County, which has so far had 10 documented cases of the virus, did not have any new positive test results reported.

The release states Catron, Grant and Otero counties each reported one new case of the virus, the first for each of the counties.

Other counties that saw jumps Wednesday in new positive test results for the disease include 19 in Bernalillo, six in Santa Fe, five in San Juan and four in McKinley, according to the release.

Doña Ana and Sandoval counties each had three new cases, Cibola and Curry counties each had two and Taos County had one new case.

As of Wednesday, there were 31 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico.

The release states 26 individuals in New Mexico have been designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from COVID-19.

A total of 14,011 tests for COVID-19 have been administered in New Mexico, of which 13,648 came back negative, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.