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One new COVID-19 case in Chaves County


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New Mexico officials Thursday announced 169 additional COVID-19 infections, including one new local case.

The latest figures bring the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 2,379, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

With Thursday’s figures, Chaves County has now had 22 known infections and one death from the pandemic.

New infections grouped by county are: 31 in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, three in Cibola County, six in Doña Ana County, one in Guadalupe County, one in Harding County, three in Lea County, 54 in McKinley County, two in Otero County, one in Quay County, four in Sandoval County, 51 in San Juan County, three in Santa Fe County, four in Socorro County, one in Taos County and three in Valencia County.

Seven women were reported Thursday as having died due to complications from COVID-19. They include one woman in her 30s and one in her 70s from Bernalillo County; two from Sandoval County — one woman in her 80s and another in her 90s; two from San Juan County — one woman in her 30s and one in her 90s — and a woman in her 70s from McKinley County.

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All seven had underlying medical conditions, the release states. The latest fatalities bring New Mexico’s death toll from the pandemic to 78.

As of Thursday, 123 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and a total of 573 cases were designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from the virus.

A total of 46,563 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in New Mexico, including 981 in Chaves County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 website.

People who report symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, should 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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