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Local COVID-19 cases increased by 3 Sunday

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Chaves County’s total number of COVID-19 cases is now at 59 with an additional three cases reported by the state on Sunday.

No new cases were reported for Chaves County on Monday.

The state’s total of confirmed cases is now at 9,845 with 440 deaths, according to Monday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Sunday and Monday updates reported changes to the state’s statistics. Six cases were identified as duplicates; five were not lab-confirmed; and one in Sandoval County was determined to be an out-of-state resident. The state’s numbers have been corrected accordingly, the press release said.

The state’s southern-most county, Hidalgo, jumped from three cases to 20 on Monday.

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Correctional facilities in the state continue to see increases as well. The Otero County Prison Facility saw 29 new cases among inmates Monday and 14 on Sunday.

Northwest counties continue to see the most increases in COVID-19. McKinley County reported 41 total new cases Sunday and Monday; Bernalillo County reported 25; and San Juan and Sandoval each reported 22.

Four deaths were reported Sunday and five on Monday. All the individuals were over the age of 60. All but one had underlying health conditions; six had been hospitalized; three were residents of care centers; and one had been a patient at a rehabilitation center in Albuquerque.

Monday’s report said 161 people are currently hospitalized in the state for COVID-19; 4,160 are designated recovered.

The state had administered 267,912 tests, with 5,131 of those in Chaves County.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.