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COVID-19 cases up by 14 in Chaves County, 290 in state


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The number of COVID-19 cases in Chaves County increased Wednesday by 14 to reach a total of 147, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.

In its daily report, the Health Department announced 290 new cases statewide Wednesday, to bring the total in New Mexico to 14,017.

Eight additional deaths also occurred in New Mexico, bringing the number of people to 527 who have died from the disease. Chaves County has not had an additional COVID-19-related death since the two reported in March.

Of the total cases reported in New Mexico so far, 6,051 have been reported as recovered and 154 are now hospitalized.

The state has processed 389,687 tests since published data became available on April 1, with 6,687 of those being from Chaves County.

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The eight deaths reported Wednesday occurred among residents of Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley and San Juan counties. The individuals ranged in age from their 40s to 90s. Seven were hospitalized or in a care facility.

Of the new cases statewide announced Wednesday, 52.4%, or 152, were reported from Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties. Another 57 were reported in the northeastern counties of McKinley, San Juan and Sandoval.

There are now 469 people diagnosed with COVID-19 detained at four federal facilities, and 464 individuals who have tested positive being held in four state facilities.

But the number of care facilities or group living facilities with a reported case in the last 28 days has dropped to 25 and no longer includes any facility in Roswell.

Public health orders intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect until July 15. Among other provisions, the orders require face coverings when in public and around others except when eating, drinking or exercising or unless advised against their use by a health care professional.

People are also instructed to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from others in most instances, to stay home as much as possible and to report symptoms to a health care provider or the state.

Descriptions of symptoms and other information are available on the Department of Health website, www.cv.nmhealth.org.

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