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8 more COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County


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Eight new COVID-19 positive test results in Chaves County were among 291 announced statewide Saturday, as cases of the virus continue to soar in New Mexico and across the nation.

The latest figures bring cases of the virus in New Mexico to 13,063, of which 112 have been in Chaves County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report.

The Department of Health announced one case reported in Chaves County earlier in the week was found to have not been lab-confirmed.

Of cases reported since March in New Mexico, 5,845 have been designated by the Department of Health as having recovered.

New Mexico, as of Saturday, has conducted 372,288 tests for COVID-19, of those, 6,450 are in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health.

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Saturday’s new positive test results include: 79 in Bernalillo County, 56 in Doña Ana County, 34 in McKinley County, 25 in Lea County, 21 in San Juan County, and 10 each in Cibola and Eddy counties. New cases documented in 14 other counties Saturday were in the single digits.

One new case was also reported among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility.

Two new fatalities from COVID-19 in New Mexico were also reported Saturday: both females from McKinley County — one in her 50s and the other in her 60s — who were hospitalized with underlying conditions.

With the deaths reported Saturday, New Mexico has had a total of 513 fatalities from the virus, including two from Chaves County.

The Department of Health reports 121 individuals with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in New Mexico.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of infection are urged to immediately contact either their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills 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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