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COVID case numbers go up 1 in county, 230 in state

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Chaves County had one new COVID-19 case Saturday, but the state increased its count by 230 and reported four additional deaths.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported that total cases are now 14,773. Of those, 6,271 are considered recovered. Since data collection began in March, 2,187 hospitalizations have occurred, with 158 currently hospitalized.

Deaths statewide now total 543. The four deaths announced Saturday were two men from McKinley County, one in his 40s and one in his 50s, both with underlying conditions; a woman in her 80s from Otero County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions; and a man in his 70s from San Juan County who had been a resident of a behavioral health facility in Albuquerque.

Because of corrected numbers from the state, Chaves County now has had 160 total cases, up two from the number reported Friday. Of the total, 53 have been reported as recovered. Total tests administered in the area have totaled 7,011. Deaths for the county remain at two, which occurred in March.

The bulk of new cases continued to be in Doña Ana County (32) and Bernalillo County (80). The northwest counties of San Juan, Sandoval and McKinley accounted for 53 new COVID positive tests.

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Positive cases have been reported among detainees in four federal facilities in Cibola, Otero and Torrance counties and four state facilities in Valencia, Cibola, Otero and Santa Fe Counties.

COVID-19 also has been reported in the last 28 days among staff or residents at 28 nursing homes or congregate living facilities in the state. None of those are in Roswell or Chaves County.

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