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State sees big jump in new COVID-19 cases

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New cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico jumped by 207 in Thursday’s update from the state Department of Health, pushing the total number of cases to 11,192.

Bernalillo County had 60 new cases, followed by Doña Ana County with 46, McKinley County with 37 and 18 in San Juan County.

Chaves County recorded two more cases, bringing the county’s total to 71.

Five more deaths related to COVID-19 were announced, three in San Juan County and one each in McKinley and Bernalillo. Ages of the deceased ranged from 50s to 80s. All had underlying health conditions; two had been hospitalized.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is now 485.

Of the total 1,811 hospitalizations, 135 remain in the hospital.

As of Thursday, 5,047 cases are considered recovered from COVID-19; 38 of those are in Chaves County.

The state has conducted 314,670 tests, with 5,693 of those in Chaves County.

Previously reported numbers included four cases that have been identified as not lab confirmed — one in Bernalillo County, one in Luna County, one in Sandoval County and one in Socorro County — and one case in Bernalillo County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident. These have now been corrected in the state total, according to the update.

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.