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2 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County, 319 for state

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in the state remains high, with 319 additional positive tests reported Friday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

More than a third of the new tests, or 111, were reported in Bernalillo County.

Three additional deaths of residents in northwest counties have also been reported.

There have now been 16,456 positive tests statewide since March, or 3.64% of the 452,298 tests administered. New Mexico COVID-19-related deaths have totaled 565, while 6,654 people who tested positive have been designated as recovered by the Department of Health. Currently, 166 people are in the hospital.

In Chaves County, two additional positive tests were reported Friday, bringing the total count since March to 189, after corrections of previous daily counts.

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Fifty-eight of Chaves County residents who have tested positive are reported as recovered. COVID-19 related deaths of county residents remain at three. There have been 7,770 tests administered to county residents.

The people whose deaths were reported Friday included a man in his 40s and a man in his 80s from McKinley County and a woman in her 70s from San Juan County. They all had been hospitalized and were said to have underlying conditions.

Besides Bernalillo County, the largest number of daily cases continue to be in Doña Ana County (36) and northwest and north central counties. Rio Arriba had 37 new cases, while San Juan had 26, Valencia had 25 and McKinley had 16.

State public health orders intended to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus remain in effect until July 30. Among other provisions, the orders require people to wear face coverings when in public and around others; to avoid crowds; to practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet from others who are not members of their family or usual social circle; and to remain at home except for essential activities.

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

 

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.