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Eight deaths, 122 new COVID cases in New Mexico


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No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Chaves County, though eight deaths and 122 new positive test results for the virus were announced statewide.

Chaves County has had 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the first case was reported locally in March. The county has also had two deaths from the pandemic.

New Mexico’s death toll from the virus now stands at 375 and positive test results total 8,140, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

McKinley County — one of the counties in the state that has been the hardest hit by the pandemic — had five deaths from COVID-19 complications reported Wednesday.

According to the release, deaths in McKinley County consisted of four males: one in his 60s, two in their 70s and one in his 80s; and one female in her 80s, all were who were hospitalized.

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The remaining three were from San Juan County: a male and a female in their 60s and a female in her 80s who was a resident at the Life Care Center of Farmington.

All three had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Newly confirmed cases included 28 in Bernalillo County, two in Cibola County, one in Curry County, eight in Doña Ana County, one in Lincoln County, one in Luna County, 37 in McKinley County, three in Rio Arriba County, four in Sandoval County, seven in San Juan County, three in Santa Fe County and two in Valencia County.

A total of 25 positive test results were found among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility, the release states.

The New Mexico Department of Health has designated so far 3,013 COVID-19 cases as having recovered. As of Wednesday, 170 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

Individuals with symptoms should immediately contact either their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

According to the release, symptoms associated with the virus are fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

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

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com