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Two new COVID-19 infections in Chaves County

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New Mexico officials on Thursday reported 124 additional confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state and one additional death from the disease.

The latest figures bring the number of positive test results in New Mexico to 989 and the state’s death toll from the virus to 17.

Chaves County had two new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total infections to 18, according to a press release issued Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health. No deaths have yet been reported in Chaves County.

A woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County was announced Thursday as the state’s latest COVID-19 fatality. According to the Department of Health, the woman was a patient at the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque where a cluster of the disease was discovered.

The woman had underlying medical conditions, the release states.

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New infections by county are: 45 in Bernalillo, two in Chaves, five in Cibola, one in Colfax, one in Curry, five in Dona Ana, two in Los Alamos, 13 in McKinley, nine in San Juan, 31 in Sandoval, three in Santa Fe, two in Socorro, one in Taos, one in Torrance and three in Valencia.

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

State officials reported that as of Thursday 73 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19. According to the release, 217 COVID-19 cases are designated as having recovered from the disease.

As of Thursday 23,931 tests for COVID-19 had been administered in New Mexico, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 website.

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.