Eleven more positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded in Chaves County Tuesday, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily update on the pandemic.
Chaves County cases of the virus since March now total 223. The Department of Health has designated 61 of those cases as having recovered. As of Tuesday, 8,253 tests had been conducted locally.
Overall, 307 new positive test results were reported statewide Tuesday. New Mexico now has recorded 17,517 cases of the virus. Of those cases, 6,870 were designated as having recovered from the virus.
Counties with the most new cases were: Bernalillo County with 60, Doña Ana County with 49, Rio Arriba County with 47, Lea County with 32, San Juan County with 19, McKinley County with 16, Curry and Chaves counties each with 11, and Luna County with 10. Twelve other counties reported new cases in the single digits.
Ten new deaths statewide from COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, with no new local deaths. Four Chaves County residents have died since March from complications associated with the virus.
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Six females and four males were reported Tuesday to have died from COVID-19. The females included one in her 70s from Bernalillo County, one in her 90s from Cibola County, one in her 60s from Grant County and a female in her 50s from Lincoln County. Two females from McKinley County — one in her 40s and another in her 90s — were also reported to have died from the virus.
The four male fatalities from the virus included two who were in their 70s — one from Lea County and one from Sandoval County. Two from McKinley County — one in his 60s and another in his 70s — were also recorded.
All 10 were hospitalized, according to the Department of Health. New Mexico’s death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 588.
In New Mexico, 154 individuals are hospitalized with the virus.
People who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection are encouraged to contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
Symptoms of infection include shortness of breath, chills, cough, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, repeated shaking with chills, 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 email@example.com.