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One new COVID-19 case in Chaves County

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One new positive test for COVID-19 was announced in Chaves County Friday, which was among the 162 new cases of the virus and six more deaths reported in New Mexico.

The latest numbers bring local confirmed cases of the virus to 53 and statewide cases since March to 9,526, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report on the pandemic.

Six more fatalities in the state were reported Thursday, bringing the statewide death toll from the pandemic to 426. Chaves County has had two deaths from the pandemic.

Grouped by county, the new confirmed cases include 18 in Bernalillo, one in Chaves County, seven in Cibola County, three in Curry County, seven in Doña Ana County, one in Eddy County, one in Grant County, one in Hidalgo County, three in Lea County, 49 in McKinley County, two in Otero County, two in Roosevelt County, two in Sandoval County, 38 in San Juan County, four in Santa Fe County, one in Taos County and one in Valencia County.

Prison facilities in New Mexico have also seen a surge in cases. According to the report, positive tests for the virus were detected among inmates held by federal agencies: one at the Luna County Detention Center, six at the Otero County Processing Center and one at the Torrance County Detention Center.

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At the Otero County Prison Facility, 13 new cases were reported Friday.

Six males from across New Mexico are the latest deaths reported from COVID-19 complications.

A man in his 70s from Cibola County, who was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Facility in Grants, is among the deaths listed in the daily report. A male in his 60s from Doña Ana County and two males in McKinley County, one in his 70s and another in his 80s, were also among the new fatalities reported Friday.

Two men in San Juan County, one in his 50s who was hospitalized with underlying conditions and one in his 80s who was a resident of the Cedar Ridge Inn facility, were also reported deaths from the virus.

As of Friday, 179 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19. It was also reported that the Department of Health has designated 3,983 cases of the virus as having recovered.

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.

 

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