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NM reports eight more COVID-19 deaths

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AP File Photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is pictured during a March 18 news conference on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Santa Fe. A joint press release from her office and the state Department of Health on Thursday announced eight additional deaths from COVID-19 in the state.

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New Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 soared Thursday, with state officials announcing eight additional fatalities.

The latest figures bring the number of deaths from the disease in New Mexico to 44, according to a press release issued late Thursday by the Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Department of Health.

New deaths included three from San Juan County: a man in his 30s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s.

Five additional deaths reported Thursday by the Department of Health included a man in his 30s from Sandoval County, a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County, a woman in her 80s from Cibola County and two fatalities in McKinley County: a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s.

State officials also reported 116 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in New Mexico to 1,597.

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No new positive test results for the virus were reported in Chaves County, which so far has had 19 confirmed cases. According to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Dashboard, there have been 889 tests administered in Chaves County.

State officials though did report new infections in about a dozen other counties.

According to the release, new confirmed cases included 17 in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, one in Colfax County, four in Doña Ana County, one in Grant County, one in Luna County, 23 in McKinley County, 31 in Sandoval County, 29 in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County, four in Socorro County and three in Valencia County.

Case numbers for Wednesday were amended after it was found they included one duplicate case in Bernalillo County, and two in Bernalillo County that were not lab confirmed, the release states.

As of Thursday, 90 people in New Mexico were hospitalized with COVID-19. According to the press release, 353 individuals infected with COVID-19 are designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from the virus.

The Department of Health reported that 34,488 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted in New Mexico.

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