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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County


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After days of no new COVID-19 positive tests locally, state officials Friday reported two new infections in Chaves County.

The new cases bring the total of known cases in Chaves County to 21, according to a press release issued Friday by the Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Department of Health.

In all, seven additional deaths and 115 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Mexico on Friday. The latest figures bring the state’s mounting death toll from the global pandemic to 51 and reported infections to 1,711.

According to the release, four counties had newly reported deaths from the disease. Among the latest fatalities are four from Bernalillo County. They include a man in his 70s, two women in their 80s and a woman in her 90s.

All four had underlying medical conditions. The woman in her 90s and man in his 70s were residents at the La Vida Llena facility of Albuquerque, one of nine congregate living facilities where state officials have detected cases in residents or employees.

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The remaining three deaths reported are a woman in her 50s from Sandoval County, a man his 80s from San Juan County and a man in his 40s from Socorro County.

The man from San Juan County had been hospitalized and the man from Socorro County was also hospitalized but had underlying medical conditions, the release stated.

New infections by county include: 24 in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, two in Cibola County, one in Colfax County, seven in Doña Ana County, two in Eddy County, one in Grant County, 51 in McKinley County, eight in Sandoval County, 14 in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County and two in Valencia County.

As of Friday, 96 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and 382 individuals were designated as having recovered from the disease, according to the release.

The Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Dashboard states that as of Friday, 35,613 COVID-19 tests had been administered in the state, including 909 in Chaves County.

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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