Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health on Monday announced 207 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths from the global pandemic.
Chaves County had no new deaths or positive test results, but 13 other counties across the state did. Monday’s figures bring the statewide total of fatalities from COVID-19 to 208 and confirmed cases to 5,069, according to a Department of Health press release.
Chaves County has so far recorded 27 confirmed cases of the virus and two deaths.
Monday’s announced deaths and confirmed cases were largely concentrated in the northwestern portion of the state where the virus has been most rampant. Of the new infections reported, a combined total of 145 — more than half — came from McKinley, Sandoval or San Juan counties.
Two men from Bernalillo County, one in his 40s with underlying medical conditions and one in his 60s who had been hospitalized; a man in his 30s from Cibola County who was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions; and a man in his 50s from Socorro County who was hospitalized were among the new deaths reported.
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McKinley County had four additional deaths Monday: two men in their 60s and two women, one in her 80s and another in her 90s. According to the release, all four McKinley County residents were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
New positive test results from across the state consisted of 14 in Bernalillo County, two in Curry County, 24 in Doña Ana County, one in Luna County, 63 in McKinley County, four in Otero County, one in Rio Arriba County, nine in Sandoval County, 73 in San Juan County, one in San Miguel County, one in Santa Fe County, one in Socorro County and two in Valencia County.
The Otero County Processing Center operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had 11 new confirmed cases reported Monday, bringing total confirmed cases in that facility to 30.
Numbers previously reported by the Department of Health included a duplicate from Bernalillo County. The figures have since been corrected and overall figures revised to reflect the change.
As of Monday, 207 individuals in New Mexico were hospitalized with COVID-19. The department also reported 1,300 cases of the virus have been designated as having recovered.
Monday the state reported on the Department of Health website that there had been 106,721 tests conducted in New Mexico, of which 1,968 were in Chaves County.
Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately contact either their health provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
According to the release, common COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or loss of taste and smell.
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