One new case of COVID-19 was announced in Chaves County Monday, one of 93 new positive test results for the virus statewide.
The latest local case detected brings the county’s total since March to 40 cases, according to a press release issued Monday by the New Mexico Department of Health.
Chaves County has also experienced two deaths from the pandemic.
Statewide, new cases Monday included 13 in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, 16 in Dona Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Lea County, 25 in McKinley County, two in Roosevelt County, two in Sandoval County, 26 in San Juan County, two in San Miguel County and two in Santa Fe County.
Two new cases were reported at the Otero County Prison Facility — one among individuals held by federal agencies and one among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates.
The Otero County Prison Facility has had 42 cases, the release states. Central New Mexico Detention Center in Valencia has reported one COVID-19 case among individuals held at that facility.
State officials also reported three additional deaths from the pandemic. A male in his 50s from McKinley County and two individuals from San Juan County — a male and a female, also both in their 50s — were reported Monday to have died from the virus. All three were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.
New Mexico’s death toll from the pandemic as of Monday stood at 320.
The New Mexico Department of Health has also designated a total of 2,522 cases as having recovered from the virus. As of Monday, 216 individuals in New Mexico were hospitalized with COVID-19.
Individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately contact their healthcare provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453, the release states.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking from chills, headache, sore throat and loss of smell or taste.
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