COVID-19 infections in New Mexico continue to increase, as state officials disclosed 62 new cases Monday.
Chaves County had one new case, according to a joint press release from the office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health.
The new figures bring the number of cases in Chaves County to 14 and the state total to 686.
Officials reported 25 new infections in San Juan County. Bernalillo and Sandoval counties had 16 and 11 new infections respectively. Four new cases were documented in McKinley County. Grant and Santa Fe counties each had two new infections, while Chaves and Dona Ana counties each reported one new case.
County numbers can change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals who test positive for COVID-19, the release states.
New Mexico officials report the death toll in the state remains at 12, unchanged since Sunday.
As of Monday, 48 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19, according to the release.
So far, 133 cases are designated by the state as having recovered from COVID-19.
A total of 19,198 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in New Mexico as of Monday, the Department of Health’s COVID-19 update website states. Of the tests conducted, 18,512 have been negative.
New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 — such as fever, cough or shortness of breath — should call their health care provider or the Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 855-600-3453.
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