The New Mexico Department of Health announced one new positive test result for COVID-19 in Chaves County among the additional 218 reported statewide Thursday.
With the new case, Chaves County as of Wednesday has had 51 known COVID-19 cases since March, according to a press release from the Department of Health. Chaves County has also had a total of two deaths from the pandemic.
Casa Maria Health Care Center and Mission Arch Center, both in Roswell, were among 43 long-term care and acute care facilities where the state has identified at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among facility staff and/or residents in the last 28 days.
Chaves County was one of 14 counties Wednesday where state officials reported new positive tests for COVID-19. According to the press release, the new cases consisted of 20 in Bernalillo County, one in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Curry County, 21 in Doña Ana County, three in Eddy County, 30 in McKinley County, one in Otero County, one in Roosevelt County, three in Sandoval County, 21 in San Juan County, two in Soccoro County, one in Taos County, one in Torrance County and one in Valencia County.
A total of 66 cases were reported among individuals held by federal agencies and 44 among New Mexico Department of Correction inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility, the release states.
New deaths from the pandemic included a female in her 80s from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The woman was also a resident of The Village at Alameda in Albuquerque.
Five new fatalities were reported in McKinley County: two females, one in her 40s and another in her 60s and three males: one in his 60s, one in his 70s who was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque and one in his 90s who was a resident at the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
In San Juan County, a female in her 50s and male in his 80s also were reported to have died.
All eight people who died had underlying medical conditions, the release states.
The latest tally brings deaths from the pandemic in New Mexico to 383 and confirmed cases of the virus to 8,353.
As of Thursday, the Department of Health reported 170 individuals in New Mexico were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 3,115 COVID-19 cases have been designated as having recovered from the virus.
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