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Three new local COVID-19 cases reported


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State health officials Friday announced 112 new positive test results for COVID-19 in New Mexico, three of which were in Chaves County.

The New Mexico Department of Health documented the additional confirmed cases in their daily report, which brings cases in the state since March to 10,260. The state also announced eight more fatalities from COVID-19 bringing the state’s death toll from the virus to 464.

Broken down by county, Friday’s additional cases included 15 in Bernalillo County, three in Chaves County, six in Cibola County, four in Curry County and 10 in Doña Ana County. Hidalgo, Lea and Luna counties each reported three new positive test results, while McKinley County had 22 and San Juan County had 17. Other single-digit cases reported were two each in Otero and Valencia counties, seven in Rio Arriba County, six in Sandoval County and four in Santa Fe County.

Five cases of the virus were also detected among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center, the report states.

Reported deaths from the virus Friday included a female resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in her 80s from Cibola County who had chronic underlying conditions.

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Three individuals who were hospitalized: a male in his 70s from Luna County, a male in his 60s who was a New Mexico Department of Corrections inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility and a female in her 60s from San Juan County were also reported among the dead.

McKinley County had four announced deaths from the virus Friday: a female in her 40s hospitalized with underlying conditions; a female in her 60s, a male in his 60s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, and a female resident of the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup in her 80s who had underlying conditions.

The Department of Health places the number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico at 147 and cases designated as having recovered at 4,512.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 are urged to contact either their health care provider or the state’s COVID hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms of the virus are fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking from chills, muscle pain or loss of taste and/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.

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