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3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

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New COVID-19 infections in Chaves County were reported Thursday, as the death toll and number of confirmed cases continue to rise.

The new figures show three new positive tests for COVID-19 in Chaves County, pushing the number of reported cases locally to 13, according to a press release issued Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The number of known infections since Wednesday in New Mexico rose by 40 to a total of 403, according to the release.

In addition to Chaves County, new cases include 15 in Bernalillo County and eight in Sandoval County. McKinley and San Juan counties each reported four new infections.

Cibola, Curry, Doña Ana, Rio Arriba, Socorro and Taos counties each had one new reported infection, according to state health officials.

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County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19, the release states.

Another New Mexico COVID-19 fatality was reported Thursday.

A female in her 70s from Bernalillo County died Wednesday from the disease. The woman is now the state’s seventh death related to the disease.

Like the others who died from the condition in New Mexico, the woman who died Wednesday had multiple underlying health conditions.

The press release from the New Mexico Department of Health reports that as of Thursday, 34 individuals were hospitalized in the state with COVID-19.

Overall, 31 COVID-19 cases have been designated as having recovered from the condition.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath. According to the release, individuals who exhibit such symptoms should contact their healthcare provider or the Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.