Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the state, though no new positive tests for the virus were reported in Chaves County Wednesday.
The absence of new cases comes after a nine-day period in which 12 new positive test results were reported locally, pushing the county’s total cases of the virus to 42.
In its daily report Wednesday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced 127 new confirmed cases in the state and four additional deaths. Statewide cases of COVID-19 now stand at 7,252 and deaths from the pandemic at 329.
Wednesday’s report listed 24 new cases in Bernalillo County, four in Cibola County, one in Curry County, 13 in Doña Ana County, 33 in McKinley County, one in Rio Arriba County, one in Roosevelt County, five in Sandoval County, 37 in San Juan County, four in Santa Fe County and one in Torrance County.
Two new positive test results for the virus were reported among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility and one new case among federal detainees held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The four deaths annou-nced Wednesday included a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County with underlying health conditions who was a resident at the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque; a man in his 20s from McKinley County who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions; a man in his 50s from McKinley County with underlying health conditions; and a man in his 60s from San Juan County.
In New Mexico, 210 individuals were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday. The New Mexico Department of Health has designated 2,638 cases as having recovered from the virus.
People with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms associated with the virus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, repeated shaking from chills, sore throat and loss of taste or smell, according to the Department of Health.
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Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or firstname.lastname@example.org.