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18 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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State health officials on Friday recorded an additional 18 positive COVID-19 test results in Chaves County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report.

Overall, Chaves County has had 334 documented cases of the virus, of which 86 have been designated by the Department of Health as having recovered. Tests conducted locally for COVID-19 have now reached 9,914.

Cases of the virus Friday also increased by 216 across the state, bringing the statewide total to 20,600. The Department of Health has designated 8,139 of those as having recovered.

Currently, 152 people are hospitalized in New Mexico with the virus.

Counties with the most new positive tests were: Bernalillo County with 49, Doña Ana County with 34, Curry County with 21, Chaves County with 18, Cibola County with 13, Santa Fe County with 12 and McKinley County with 11.

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Twelve other counties recorded additional cases, all in single digits.

Seven more fatalities from the virus were reported Friday.

Bernalillo County recorded three additional deaths: two men — one in his 50s and one in his 70s — and a woman in her 80s.

Doña Ana County had two of its residents die from the virus, both women. One was in her 70s, was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions, while the other was in her 80s and a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.

A man in his 30s from San Juan County with underlying medical conditions, and a female in her 70s from Socorro County, who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, also died.

So far, 642 people in New Mexico have died from COVID-19, including five Chaves County residents.

People who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 infection should contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of infection include: congestion or runny nose, cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting 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 breakingnews@rdrnews.com.