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Six more local COVID-19 cases

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Six COVID-19 positive test results in Chaves County were among 221 reported statewide by the New Mexico Department of Health Tuesday.

The latest figures bring the statewide total of cases of the virus to 13,727, including 133 in Chaves County, according to the Department of Health’s daily report.

As of Tuesday, 5,986 of the state’s COVID-19 cases were designated by the Department of Health as having recovered.

Four individuals were also reported Tuesday to have died from the virus, including two from McKinley County: a male in his 40s and a female in her 70s who were both hospitalized; a male in his 80s from Bernalillo County who was a resident of the Princeton Place Facility in Albuquerque; and a male in his 70s from San Juan County.

All four individuals who died, according to the release, had underlying medical conditions. With the new fatalities, New Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 is now 519, including two from Chaves County.

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Counties with the most new positive test results reported Tuesday were: Bernalillo County with 88, San Juan County with 34, Doña Ana County with 24 and McKinley County with 12. New cases reported in 15 other counties were all in the single digits.

One new positive test result was also announced among New Mexico Department of Corrections inmates housed at the Otero County Prison Facility.

As of Tuesday, 133 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in New Mexico, according to the report.

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

Symptoms associated with infection are: shortness of breath, fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain and loss of taste 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