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Second Roswell care facility reports COVID-19 case


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A case of COVID-19 was identified at a second Roswell care facility Monday and overall five new cases have been confirmed in Chaves County since Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 7,800 according to Monday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Mission Arch Center, a skilled nursing facility offering short term rehabilitation, long-term and respite care at 3200 Mission Arch Drive, was added Monday to the list of facilities having at least one COVID-19 case confirmed in residents or staff in the last 28 days, according to Monday’s press release.

Casa Maria Health Care Center, 1601 S. Main, had previously been named to the list. That case involved a contract employee no longer working at the facility, according to a May 19 letter on Casa Maria’s website.

Monday’s update listed three new cases in Chaves County, and two were announced in Sunday’s update. The total of positive tests of COVID-19 in Chaves County is now 50.

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The state had 113 new cases statewide Monday, including 37 in San Juan County, 35 in McKinley County, 12 in Bernalillo County and 10 in Doña Ana County.

Monday’s update also included one in Curry County, two in Eddy County, one in Rio Arriba County, two in Roosevelt County, three in Santa Fe County, one in Socorro County and six in Taos County.

There were five deaths announced on Sunday and six Monday. Three were in McKinley County, six in San Juan County, one in Otero County — an inmate at the Otero County Prison — and one in Socorro County.

All but one — a man in his 40s in McKinley County — had underlying health conditions, according to the state’s press release. Six had been hospitalized; three were residents of care facilities in Farmington.

The total number of deaths statewide is 362.

There are 191 people hospitalized and 2,888 are designated as recovered as of Monday, according to the press release.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.