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COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000 in New Mexico

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico now exceed 1,000 after an additional 106 infections and two deaths were reported Friday.

So far, 1,091 COVID-19 cases have been reported in New Mexico, according to a press release issued Friday by the New Mexico Department of Health. The death toll in the state from the global pandemic now stands at 19.

No new cases were reported Friday in Chaves County.

Two men, one in his 90s from Bernalillo County and the other in his 80s from Sandoval County, are the latest COVID-19 fatalities reported by the state. The man in his 80s had been hospitalized, and the release stated both men had underlying medical conditions.

By county, the new infections include: 38 in Bernalillo, three in Cibola, three in Grant, one in Hidalgo, two in Luna, 29 in McKinley, 17 in San Juan, six in Sandoval, two in Santa Fe, one in Socorro, one in Torrance and three in Valencia, according to the release.

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Case numbers reported Thursday included two duplicates in Sandoval County. According to the release, the error has been corrected and is reflected in Friday’s numbers.

A previously reported positive case in San Juan County was later found to be an inconclusive lab result. The case has been removed from the total number of infections while the patient is retested.

County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals who already tested positive, according to the release.

As of Friday, 75 people were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. In New Mexico, 235 COVID-19 cases are designated as having recovered from the disease, the release states.

As of Friday, a total of 27,098 COVID-19 tests had been administered in New Mexico, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 update page.

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.