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Seven more NM COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday

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State officials announced seven additional fatalities and 153 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico on Wednesday.

The latest figures bring New Mexico’s death toll from the global pandemic to 169 and positive test results for COVID-19 to 4,291, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Statistics from the Department of Health show Chaves County has had 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death from the pandemic. However, no new cases were reported Wednesday.

A woman in her 60s from Bernalillo County, who was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center, and a man in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident at Uptown Genesis in Albuquerque were among the fatalities announced Wednesday.

Other newly reported deaths included four men in their 60s from McKinley County — three of whom had been hospitalized — and a woman in her 90s from Santa Fe County.

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All who died had underlying medical conditions, the release states.

Confirmed cases reported Wednesday and grouped by county were: 18 in Bernalillo County, one in Catron County, eight in Cibola County, three in Curry County, seven in Doña Ana County, two in Lea County, 63 in McKinley County, one in Otero County, one in Roosevelt County, six in Sandoval County, 38 in San Juan County, one in San Miguel County, two in Santa Fe County and two in Valencia County.

As of Wednesday 193 individuals in New Mexico were hospitalized with COVID-19 and overall 1,073 cases have been designated as having recovered from the virus, the release states.

In New Mexico, 85,684 tests have been administered since the start of the pandemic, including 1,581 in Chaves County, according to New Mexico Department of Health data.

Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore threat, and/or loss of taste or smell should contact their health care provider or call the state’s 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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