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Chaves County records 100th case of COVID-19

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A day after the governor gave a stern warning about bringing the state’s number of COVID-19 cases under control, Chaves County reached a total of 100 cases.

Five new cases were reported here in Thursday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state’s cases increased by 248 in Thursday’s report, bringing the total to 12,520.

Bernalillo County reported 97 new cases, Doña Ana County reported 42, Curry County reported 19, McKinley County, 14 and San Juan County, 12. Seventeen counties reported fewer than 10 new cases each, and one case was reported in the Otero County Processing Center.

Three deaths were reported Thursday — two from McKinley County: a man in his 30s and a woman in her 60s; and a woman in her 50s in Bernalillo County. All had underlying health conditions and two had been hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the state is now 503.

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The state’s total number of deaths has been adjusted for three cases identified as out-of-state residents and one not lab confirmed.

The state reports 127 people are in the hospital and 5,627 people have recovered. Of Chaves County’s 100 cases, 44 have recovered.

The state has conducted 356,637 tests for COVID-19, with 6,728 of those in Chaves County.

On Wednesday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the face mask mandate will continue and will be aggressively enforced, with fines possible for businesses and individuals that do not comply.

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