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2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in New Mexico


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New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 47 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

No new cases were reported in Chaves County, where the total number of positive test results stands at 21.

New Mexico has now had a total of 1,845 positive tests for COVID-19.

Sunday’s update also included two additional deaths related to COVID-19: A man in his 30s from Bernalillo County and a woman in her 80s from San Juan County. Both were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to a press released issued by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 55.

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According to the press release, due to a “technical lapse,” reporting of results from some labs to the Department of Health was delayed on Sunday.

“As a result … data reflects only a partial total. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting Monday, April 20, or as soon as they are received and lab-confirmed,” the press release states.

The most recent positive test results, by county, are: 15 new cases in Bernalillo County, two new cases in Doña Ana County, seven new cases in McKinley County, 15 new cases in San Juan County, four new cases in Sandoval County, one new case in Santa Fe County, and three new cases in Valencia County.

As of Sunday, there were 103 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

There were 487 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

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