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Six more COVID-19 deaths reported in NM

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State officials on Friday announced six additional fatalities related to COVID-19 and 153 more confirmed cases of the virus in New Mexico.

According to a press release issued by the New Mexico Department of Health, the latest figures bring the state’s death toll from the global pandemic to 84 and the number of infections to 2,521.

No new infections were reported in Chaves County, which has had 22 confirmed cases and one death related to COVID-19.

The latest fatalities include two men in their 60s from Bernalillo County who were short-term residents at Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque, and a man in his 60s from McKinley County. Also reported deceased were three men from San Juan County: one man in his 80s and two in their 90s who were residents at Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington.

Cedar Ridge Inn and Uptown Genesis are two of 12 congregated living or acute care facilities in New Mexico where employees and/or residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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All three at Cedar Ridge Inn had underlying medical conditions, according to the release.

Grouped by county the newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 consist of: 25 in Bernalillo County, six in Dona Ana County, four in Guadalupe County, two in Lea County, 67 in McKinley County, one in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County, 12 in Sandoval County, 31 in San Juan County, one in Socorro County and three in Valencia County, according to the release.

As of Friday, 152 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 and 614 individuals were designated as having recovered from the disease.

A total of 51,510 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in New Mexico as of Friday, of which 981 have been conducted in Chaves County.

Individuals reporting 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.