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Seven new local COVID-19 cases reported

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Officials Friday announced 301 new COVID-19 positive test results in New Mexico, including seven in Chaves County, according to a daily report from the state Department of Health.

With the new numbers, Chaves County has now had 158 cases of the virus. Two Chaves County residents have died from COVID-19, though no new local fatalities have been announced.

New Mexico has had 14,549 cases of the virus. There have been 403,581 tests performed in New Mexico with 6,951 of those in Chaves County.

Counties with the most positive tests reported Friday were: Bernalillo County, 73; Doña Ana County, 44; McKinley County, 33; Lea County, 32; San Juan County, 31; and Santa Fe County, 20.

In all, 6,181 cases of COVID-19 are designated by the Department of Health as having recovered, 51 of those are from Chaves County.

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Six new deaths were announced Friday by the Department of Health: one from Bernalillo County, one from Otero County who was an inmate at the Otero County Prison Facility, and two each from McKinley and San Juan counties. With Friday’s numbers, New Mexico’s death toll from the virus is now 539.

The state reported 151 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico.

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

Symptoms of the virus, according to the Department of Health, are: fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, cough, headache, sore throat 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.