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1 new COVID-19 positive test result in Chaves County


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One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Chaves County, as New Mexico continues to experience more infections and deaths from the global pandemic, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office Tuesday.

With the latest case of the virus, the county has had 28 COVID-19 infections reported, as well as two deaths from the pandemic.

As of Tuesday, the Governor’s Office and New Mexico Department of Health reported 1,434 individuals who have contracted COVID-19 have recovered from the virus. No information was provided on how many recoveries from the virus there have been on a per county basis.

According to the press release, 143 additional positive COVID-19 test results were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,212.

Counties with new cases were: Bernalillo (25), Chaves (one), Cibola (three), Curry (one), Doña Ana (14), Guadalupe (two), McKinley (43), Quay (one), Roosevelt (one), Sandoval (seven), San Juan (42) and Taos (1).

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Tuesday marked the first time the state announced a positive test result at the Torrance County Detention Facility operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Otero County Processing Center operated by ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service also reported another case, bringing the total there to 31.

The Governor’s Office and Department of Health also reported 11 additional COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico.

McKinley County, which at 1,628 has the largest number of COVID-19 cases, announced five new deaths from the pandemic: a man in his 50s, a woman in her 60s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 90s who was a resident at the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

Bernalillo County had two deaths: a man in his 70s who was a resident of the Village at Alameda in Albuquerque and a woman in her 90s who was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center.

Three San Juan County residents — a man in his 40s and another in his 70s — and a female in her 80s who was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington, were also among Tuesday’s announced deaths. A Santa Fe resident in her 50s who was a resident of the Uptown Genesis facility in Albuquerque also died.

All 11 fatalities were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Tuesday’s release states 199 individuals are currently hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms commonly associated with the virus are cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste and smell.

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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