State officials announced two additional cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County Wednesday as New Mexico continues to grapple with the global pandemic.
The two new local cases were among 147 positive COVID-19 tests — and six deaths from the virus — reported Wednesday by the New Mexico Department of Health.
With the new numbers, New Mexico has now had 9,250 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 50 have been from Chaves County. The state’s death toll from the pandemic since March now stands at 410, which includes two Chaves County residents.
Newly reported COVID-19 infections Wednesday include 12 in Bernalillo County, two in Chaves County, one in Cibola County, one in Colfax County, four in Curry County, 27 in Doña Ana County, four in Eddy County, one in Lea County, 50 in McKinley County, two in Rio Arriba County, one in Roosevelt County, one in Sandoval County, 34 in San Juan County, two in Santa Fe County, two in Sierra County and three in Valencia County.
Additional deaths associated with COVID-19 announced Wednesday were in Bernalillo, McKinley and San Juan counties.
In Bernalillo County, a female in her 60s who was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque was reported to have died from the virus, a Department of Health press release states.
McKinley County had three newly announced deaths: two females in their 70s who were hospitalized and had underlying conditions, as well as a male in his 50s.
Two individuals in San Juan County with underlying conditions — a male in his 50s and a female in her 70s — were also among the newly announced deaths.
New Mexico, as of Wednesday, had 197 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. The Department of Health has also designated a total of 3,806 cases as having recovered from the virus.
Individuals exhibiting symptoms of infection are urged to immediately contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Shortness of breath, cough, fever, headache, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain and loss of taste or smell are symptoms frequently associated with the virus.
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