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Chaves County adds 4 new COVID-19 cases


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Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County in Wednesday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Chaves County now has had 69 total cases. Thirty-six are considered recovered by the department of health and 5,693 tests have been conducted in the county.

According to the state health department’s COVID-19 online dashboard, 12 of Chaves County’s cases are among people age 20 to 29 and another 12 among people in their 50s. Eleven cases have been among people in their 30s and also in their 60s.

The state added 156 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total statewide to 10,990. The northwest counties of Bernalillo, McKinley and San Juan recorded the highest number of new cases with 34, 24 and 14, respectively. Doña Ana recorded 21 new cases.

Fourteen new cases were reported among inmates at the Otero County Prison.

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Four additional deaths were announced by the state Wednesday — two women and a man in their 90s from Bernalillo and Colfax counties and a man in his 70s from San Juan County. Three had underlying health conditions; two had been hospitalized.

The state’s number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 480.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as duplicates — two in Bernalillo County, one in Doña Ana County, one in Valencia County — and one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident. These have now been corrected, according to the report.

Previously reported numbers did not include one case that was thought to be an out-of-state resident but has been determined to be a New Mexico resident and has been added to San Juan County.

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

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