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5 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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Chaves County had five new cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, while New Mexico had 227 additional positive tests.

Three additional deaths also were reported statewide, bringing the total of New Mexico residents listed as COVID-19-related fatalities to 551.

With the latest information released by the New Mexico Department of Health, statewide COVID-19 cases now have reached 15,514, with 6,429 people reported as recovered. There are now 171 people hospitalized statewide.

The three deaths reported Tuesday include a man in his 90s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 30s from McKinley County and a woman in her 30s from San Juan County. All had underlying conditions, according to the state, and were either hospitalized or in care facilities.

Chaves County now has had 184 total cases, with 54 people reported as recovered. Three residents of the county have died since March.

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So far, 7,315 tests have been performed in the county. Statewide, 430,006 tests have been given.

The highly populated counties of Bernalillo and Doña Ana accounted for 114 of the new cases, 65 in Bernalillo County and 49 in Doña Ana County. Other counties with double-digit increases were McKinley County with 22 and Santa Fe County with 12.

Four federal detention facilities are reporting 469 detainees with COVID-19, while four state facilities now have 467 detainees who have tested positive.

The state has 31 retirement, nursing and congregate living facilities that have had coronavirus cases among staff or residents during the past 28 days, but none of those are in Roswell.

The state remains under public health orders intended to decrease infection rates and deaths. Those orders include the requirements that people wear face coverings whenever they leave their homes and even when exercising and that they practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet of distance from others not in their families or usual social circles.