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State reports 330 COVID-19 cases Wednesday


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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 330 additional cases of COVID-19 in Wednesday’s update, one of the highest one-day increases since the pandemic began. Almost half of them, 162, were in Bernalillo County.

Two new cases were reported in Chaves County on Wednesday, increasing the total number of local cases to 186. Fifty-seven of those cases are considered recovered.

Wednesday’s report was just one case shy of matching June 5’s 331 new cases. Contributing to that number were 116 individuals held by the federal government at the Otero County Prison.

The state’s hot spots continue to be the Las Cruces area and the northwest counties. In Doña Ana County, 35 new cases were reported Wednesday. Santa Fe County reported 29 and San Juan County 24.

Six deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Wednesday: three men in their 70s from Bernalillo, Doña Ana and McKinley counties; a woman in her 80s from McKinley County; a man in his 30s from Sandoval County; and a woman in her 60s from San Juan County. All had underlying health conditions, according to the health department, and four had been hospitalized.

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The number of deaths in the state connected to COVID-19 is now 557. Chaves County has had three deaths.

The state’s total number of cases is now 15,841. Previously reported numbers included three cases that have been identified as duplicates — two in McKinley County and one in Santa Fe County. Those numbers have been corrected, according to the health department.

As of Wednesday, 174 people in New Mexico remain hospitalized for COVID-19. The health department has designated 6,496 cases as recovered.

The state has conducted 437,005 tests for COVID-19; 7,433 of those have been in Chaves County.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.


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