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Five COVID-19 deaths in San Juan County


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State health officials announced five additional deaths and 107 additional COVID-19 infections in New Mexico Monday.

The latest figures bring the death toll from the virus to 31 and the total number of confirmed cases to 1,345, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

According to the release, Chaves County was not among the 11 counties with new positive cases reported Monday. So far, Chaves County has had 19 reported cases.

All five deaths reported Monday were from San Juan County and included two women in their 80s, and three men: one in his 40s, one in his 70s and one in his 80s. All five were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Of the 107 new cases, 15 were in Bernalillo County, one in Colfax County, one in Dona Ana County, one in Grant County, 48 in McKinley County, one in Rio Arriba County, 12 in Sandoval County, 23 in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County, two in Socorro County and two in Valencia County.

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Case numbers reported Sunday were revised after it was found they included one duplicate case in Sandoval County, one duplicate case in McKinley County, as well as one duplicate case in Rio Aribba County — and three cases in Sandoval County that had not been lab confirmed, the release states.

One case in Otero County was also later discovered to not be a resident of New Mexico and the numbers have since been corrected to reflect those changes.

According to the release, county totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Monday, 87 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health Monday announced there are 304 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered from disease.

So far, 31,970 tests for COVID-19 have been administered in New Mexico, according to the Department of Health’s Coronavirus update webpage.

New Mexicans who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, should immediately contact their health care provider or the Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453, according to the release.

People with non health-related questions should call 833-551-0518.

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.


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