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No new Chaves County COVID cases


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New Mexico officials did not report any new positive COVID-19 test results in Chaves County Friday, but an additional 331 cases were confirmed in 16 other counties throughout the state.

With Friday’s daily report from the New Mexico Department of Health, the state has now experienced 8,672 cases of the virus and 387 deaths from the pandemic.

According to the release, eight cases previously reported on Thursday were identified as duplicates, including one in Chaves County, which brings the total back to 50 reported positive COVID-19 test results for the county since March, as well as two deaths from the virus.

Additional cases of the virus Friday included 19 in Bernalillo County, four in Cibola County, five in Curry County, 28 in Doña Ana County, two in Eddy County, three in Lea County, two in Luna County, 77 in McKinley County, two in Otero County, two in Rio Arriba County, two in Sandoval County, 52 in San Juan County, one in Santa Fe County, one in Torrance County, one in Union County and one in Valencia County.

The Otero County Prison Facility had an additional 129 positive test results Friday, of which 116 were among individuals held by federal agencies at the facility. The remaining 13 were New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates.

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One of the state’s four deaths — a male in his 60s — was a Department of Correction inmate at the facility who was hospitalized.

The three other fatalities reported by the state Friday were a male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Genesis Uptown Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque; a male in his 80s from McKinley County who was a resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup; and a male in his 60s from San Juan County.

All four individuals who died had underlying medical conditions.

As of Friday, 3,206 cases of COVID-19 were designated by the Department of Health as having recovered. The state reports 175 individuals in New Mexico are hospitalized with the virus.

People who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection are urged to immediately contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

COVID-19 infection symptoms include: fever, headache, shortness of breath, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat and/or loss of taste or smell.

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


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