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No new Chaves County COVID-19 cases reported

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No additional local positive test results for COVID-19 were reported Thursday, even as deaths and new cases of the virus continued to climb statewide.

A press release from the Governor’s Office announced 143 more confirmed cases in New Mexico, bringing the state’s total to 5,503.

Chaves County has had 30 cases and two deaths from the virus.

Additional confirmed cases reported across the state Thursday consisted of: 25 in Bernalillo County, seven in Cibola County, 10 in Doña Ana County, three in Eddy County, one in Grant County, 52 in McKinley County, one in Otero County, two in Rio Arriba County, one in Roosevelt County, three in Sandoval County, 34 in San Juan County, one in Valencia County and three among individuals detained at the Otero County Prison Facility.

Previously reported numbers included four duplicate cases of which three were from McKinley County and one was from Sandoval County. The errors have since been corrected and are reflected in the latest totals.

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State officials also reported 11 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in New Mexico to 242.

Six McKinley County residents were among the dead, including a woman in her 20s, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 80s.

Two residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor Facility in Gallup, a man in his 70s and woman in her 100s, both from McKinley County; and a woman in her 80s from McKinley County who was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center, were also were reported dead.

A man in his 70s from Bernalillo County; a woman in her 50s from Otero County; a man in his 90s from San Juan County who was a resident of the Life Care Center in Farmington; a man in his 80s from Santa Fe County who was a resident of the Uptown Genesis facility in Albuquerque; and a woman in her 60s from Socorro County were also among the deaths reported Thursday.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 209 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 as of Thursday. The Department also has designated 1,576 COVID-19 cases as having recovered from the virus.

According to the release individuals who report symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or loss of taste or smell should immediately call their health care provider or the state 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.