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COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico now exceed 100

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Deaths in New Mexico from the COVID-19 global pandemic have now surpassed 100, as state officials Monday announced five additional fatalities from the virus.

The new fatalities bring the state’s death toll from COVID-19 to 104.

Among the new deaths reported Monday were two men from San Juan County in their 70s, a man from Socorro County in his 60s and a man from Sandoval County in his 80s, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

A man in his 60s from Cibola County who was a resident of the Central Desert Behavioral Health facility in Albuquerque, also was reported to have died from complications related to COVID-19.

Each of Monday’s six fatalities were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions, according to the release.

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COVID-19 Infections continued to increase in New Mexico Monday with 101 new confirmed cases, bringing the total of positive tests from the disease to 2,823, according to the release.

Infections reported by county Monday included: eight in Bernalillo County, 10 in Dona Ana County, 58 in McKinley County, four in Sandoval County and 21 in San Juan County.

No new deaths or positive test results were reported in Chaves County, which as of Monday has had 22 confirmed infections. A local woman in her 80s died last Tuesday and was Chaves County’s first fatality from the pandemic.

As of Monday, 155 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19, according to the release. State officials also announced 666 people in New Mexico were designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from the virus.

A total of 58,803 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in New Mexico, including 1,112 in Chaves County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s COVID-19 online Public Dashboard.

According to the release, New Mexicans who report symptoms of infection such as cough, fever and shortness of breath are encouraged to immediately contact their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline at 855-600-3453.

Individuals with non-health-related questions or concerns can call 833-551-0158, or visit NewMexico.gov, which is being updated frequently as a resource for information for families or others affected by or searching for more information about COVID-19.

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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