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No new local virus cases reported Tuesday

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No new positive tests for COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County Tuesday, but the New Mexico Department of Health did announce a total of 47 additional positive cases and four additional deaths from the pandemic statewide.

Chaves County has experienced 48 COVID-19 positive test results. The local total was amended Tuesday after it was determined one of the positive tests was from an out-of-state resident, according to the Department of Health’s daily report on new cases. Two local residents since March have died from virus.

With the latest figures, New Mexico has had 9,105 cases of COVID-19 and 404 fatalities from the pandemic.

Tuesday’s newly announced cases consisted of 12 in Bernalillo County, one in Cibola County, two in Doña Ana County, one in Lea County, 12 in McKinley County, one in Otero County, four in Sandoval County, nine in San Juan County and three in Santa Fe County.

According to Tuesday’s update, two New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility also tested positive for the virus.

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The four latest pandemic fatalities in New Mexico include a male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Robin House Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque; two males in their 30s who were hospitalized — one from Cibola County and the other from McKinley County — and a female in her 70s from San Juan County who was also hospitalized.

All four of the individuals had underlying conditions.

In New Mexico, as of Tuesday, 193 individuals have been hospitalized with the virus. State officials also reported the Department of Health has designated 3,699 COVID-19 cases as having recovered.

People who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged to immediately contact their health care provider or call the state COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms commonly associated with the virus are shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, cough, headache, chills, repeated shaking with chills and 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.