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Chaves County virus cases increase by 1

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Chaves County now has had 45 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, as an additional case was added to its numbers on Saturday.

No other people from the county have been reported as deceased, so the number of deaths remains at two, which were reported in March.

The New Mexico Department of Health indicated in its daily report that 134 new cases statewide were recorded and seven additional deaths have occurred. That brings the state’s total to 7,624 cases out of 194,447 tests performed and 351 deaths. To date, 2,835 people statewide have been reported as recovered. The number now hospitalized throughout the state is 189, with 1,317 hospitalized since the state began reporting data.

As has been the case for many weeks, the majority of new cases and deaths are in northwest counties. Of the 134 additional cases on Saturday, 100 were in the northwest counties of Bernalillo (19), McKinley (58) and San Juan  (23). Five of the seven deaths were in McKinley County, with the remaining two in San Juan County. All were hospitalized or in care facilities.

The state continues to report that 178 COVID-19 cases have been found in four federal detention facilities in Otero, Cibola and Torrance counties, with seven new cases Saturday at the federal prison facility in Otero County. No new cases were found among the three state detention facilities in Valencia, Cibola and Otero counties, where the numbers total 45.

In addition, cases have been found in 36 congregate living or care facilities across the state. The case found at Casa Maria Health Care Center in Roswell a few weeks ago involved a contract employee no longer working at the facility, according to a May 19 letter posted by Casa Maria on its website.