An additional 104 positive test results for COVID-19, and six deaths associated with pandemic, were reported in New Mexico Tuesday, though no new cases were announced in Chaves County.
With the latest figures, New Mexico has had a total of 276 fatalities from the pandemic and 6,192 known cases statewide, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health.
Chaves County has had 31 confirmed cases of the virus and two deaths from complications related to COVID-19.
Five of the six deaths reported Tuesday were in San Juan County. They included a man in his 50s who was a resident at the Cedar Ridge Inn in Farmington and was hospitalized, a man in his 70s who was a resident of the Life Care Center of Farmington and three women — two in their 80s and one in her 90s — who were also residents at the Life Care Center. All had underlying medical conditions.
A female in her 60s from McKinley County was the sixth death and was the only one from outside San Juan County announced Tuesday. According to the press release, the woman was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.
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New confirmed cases of COVID-19 by county were: nine in Bernalillo County, five in Cibola County, two in Curry County, 11 in Dona Ana County, 35 in McKinley County, three in Sandoval County, 34 in San Juan County, two in Santa Fe County and one in Torrance County.
One new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility, and another held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County, were also listed among the new cases.
Previously reported figures have since been amended after it was found that they included three out-of-state residents, four cases identified as duplicates and one case in Taos County that was determined to be a false positive, the release states.
As of Tuesday, 204 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.
The Department of Health has also designated 1,882 cases as having recovered from the virus, the release states.
Individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 infection should immediately contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline, 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms commonly associated with the virus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking from chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.
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