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Six more COVID-19 deaths reported in NM

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Six additional deaths and 153 more infections from the COVID-19 global pandemic were reported in New Mexico Tuesday.

The latest figures bring the state’s death toll from the virus to 110 and confirmed cases to 2,974 as of Tuesday, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

McKinley County was home to three of the latest fatalities: a man in his 30s and two women in their 80s. State officials also reported the deaths of a woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque, a man in his 80s from Bernalillo County and a woman in her 90s from San Juan County who was a resident at the Life Care Center in Farmington.

All six of the deceased were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions, the releasee states.

No new fatalities or positive test results for COVID-19 were reported Tuesday in Chaves County. As of Tuesday, the pandemic has resulted in one death and 22 known infections in Chaves County.

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By county, the new positive test results for the virus include: 44 in Bernalillo County, five in Cibola County, one in Curry County, three in Dona Ana County, 43 in McKinley County, one in Roosevelt County, five in Sandoval County, 45 in San Juan County, four in Santa Fe County, one in Socorro County and one in Torrance County.

Figures reported earlier incorrectly listed one case each in McKinley and Santa Fe counties that were found to be duplicate cases. The new total reflects the corrections made to the count.

New Mexico as of Tuesday had 157 people hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the release. The state also reported 705 people have been designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from the disease.

According to the New Mexico Department of Health website, 61,745 COVID-19 tests have been administered throughout the state.

Individuals who report having COVID-19 symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath are encouraged to immediately contact their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline at 855-600-3453, the release states.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com