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More NM deaths, infections from COVID-19

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New Mexico’s rate of infection and death toll from the COVID-19 global pandemic inched higher Saturday, as state officials reported two additional fatalities and 87 more infections.

Two females, one in her 60s from Bernalillo County and another in her 40s from McKinley County, are the latest New Mexico fatalities from the global pandemic, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health. Both women were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The number of New Mexicans who have died from COVID-19 stands at 53 and infections from the disease now total 1,798.

Chaves County, which so far has had 21 reported cases of the virus, but no deaths, reported no new cases Saturday.

Guadalupe County reported its first positive test for COVID-19 Saturday, according to the press release. In New Mexico so far, the Department of Health has reported positive test results in 27 of 33 counties.

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The new confirmed infections Saturday consist of 13 in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, 40 in McKinley County, one in Quay County, 10 in Sandoval County, 17 in San Juan County and two in Santa Fe County.

As of Saturday, the Department of Health reports 92 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and 465 cases have been designated as having recovered from the disease.

So far, 36,632 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in New Mexico, including 922 in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Dashboard.

According to the Department of Health, individuals who report symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough and shortness of breath are advised to either immediately contact their health care provider or the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

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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