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1 new COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County


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One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported Monday in Chaves County and 185 cases in other counties.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced in a press release the new case in Chaves County brings the county’s total number of confirmed cases to 24. A woman in her 80s who was reported dead April 20 is the county’s only fatality from the pandemic.

In all, five additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday, two of which were a female in her 70s from Bernalillo County and a male in his 60s from San Juan County who had underlying medical conditions.

The other three deaths, a female in her 50s, a male in his 60s — both from McKinley County — and a male in his 60s from Sandoval County were also reported Monday to have died of complications from COVID-19 with underlying medical conditions, the release stated.

Monday’s positive tests results for COVID-19 by county are: 24 in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Curry County, one in De Baca County, 11 in Doña Ana County, 89 in McKinley County, three in Otero County, five in Sandoval County, 47 in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County and two in Socorro County.

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The overall number of cases in New Mexico has been altered, after the Department of Health discovered that one case in San Juan County was an out-of-state resident, another case from San Juan County was found to be a duplicate and one case each from Grant, Otero and Socorro counties. The errors have since been corrected.

As of Monday, 181 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 and 842 cases have been designated by the Department of Health as having recovered from the virus, the press release states.

A total of 81,720 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in New Mexico, including 1,565 in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health website.

Gallup orders


New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday granted a request by the mayor of Gallup to continue the state imposed lockdown of the city up through noon Thursday, a press release from the governor’s office states.

Lujan Grisham on Friday was asked by both the outgoing and incoming mayors of Gallup to use her authority under the state’s Riot Control Act to issue an emergency declaration meant to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in the city, which has become a hot spot for the virus.

Gallup is located in McKinley County, which as of Monday led the state in COVID-19 with 1,233 positive test results of the virus reported.

Roads into Gallup will remain closed to incoming and outgoing traffic, hours of operation for businesses within the city are limited and a maximum of two individuals are permitted to be in a vehicle at once.

Gallup residents were warned to remain at home except for emergency outings and those essential to health, safety and welfare, according to the press release.

Police within the city of Gallup, the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police and the New Mexico Department of Transportation are working in tandem to enforce the emergency order and road closures, 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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