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Three new COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico


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Three more fatalities were reported in New Mexico Monday as the death toll from the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to rise within the state.

A man in his 70s from Quay County and two residents from San Juan County — a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s — were the latest New Mexico deaths from the pandemic. The new fatalities bring the state’s death toll from the disease to 58, according to a press release from the state Department of Health.

All three individuals were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

The man from San Juan County was a resident at the Life Care Center of Farmington, a congregated living facility where cases of COVID-19 have been detected among residents and/or staff, according to the release.

In all, 126 additional infections were reported in 15 New Mexico counties Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the state to 1,971, according to the release.

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No new cases were reported in Chaves County, which so far has had 21.

Grouped by county, the latest infections include: 24 in Bernalillo County, one in Colfax County, four in Dona Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Grant County, 53 in McKinley County, one in Quay County, one in Rio Arriba County, two in Sandoval County, 18 in San Juan County, three in Santa Fe County, 11 in Socorro County, one in Taos County, one in Torrance County and four in Valencia County.

The Department of Health reported Monday 116 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and 501 cases have been designated as having recovered from the disease.

As of Monday, 38,755 tests for COVID-19 had been given in New Mexico, including 951 in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health’s COVID-19 website.

Individuals who report exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cough, fever and shortness of breath, are instructed to contact their health care provider or the Department of Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453, the release states.

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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