Chaves County had one new case of COVID-19 reported Monday, bringing overall confirmed cases locally to 31.
The county has also had a total of two deaths from the pandemic: a woman in her 80s who was the county’s first reported COVID-19 fatality in April, and a man in his 60s earlier this month.
Statewide New Mexico had five new deaths from COVID-19 and 165 new cases reported Monday, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. The latest figures bring the state’s total fatalities from the virus to 270, and the number of confirmed cases to 6,096.
The deaths reported Monday included two men from Bernalillo County, one a resident at the La Vida Llena facility in his 70s who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions; and a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions.
State officials also reported two deaths in McKinley County: a man in his 70s and a man in his 60s. The man in his 60s was hospitalized with underlying health conditions. According to the release, a woman in her 30s from San Juan County also was reported dead. She was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.
Bernalillo County reported 10 new cases Monday. Chaves County reported one and Cibola County reported one. Also, there were 15 in Dona Ana County, one in Hidalgo County, two in Lea County, 67 in McKinley County, two in Rio Arriba County, one in Roosevelt County, two in Sandoval County, 34 in San Juan County, two in Santa Fe County, one in Taos County and two in Valencia County.
Three individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility — and 21 held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the Otero County Prison Facility — were also included in the totals.
Previously reported figures included four cases that were determined to be out-of-state residents, one in Bernalillo County, one in McKinley County and two in San Juan County. One case in Bernalillo County and one in McKinley County were later identified as duplicates and one case in Santa Fe County was found to be a false positive.
Totals have been corrected to reflect the changes, the release states.
As of Monday, 213 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19. The Department of Health had designated 1,796 people as having recovered from the virus.
An estimated 137,620 COVID-19 tests were reported to have been conducted in New Mexico, including 2,772 in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health website.
Individuals who report symptoms of COVID-19 such as a 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.
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