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17 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County


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The state on Tuesday reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County. The new local cases were among 214 new cases reported in New Mexico along with three additional deaths statewide.

According to the information released Tuesday afternoon by the New Mexico Department of Health, the state has had a total of 21,340 positive COVID-19 tests and 658 deaths. People recovered total 8,685. So far, 590,825 tests have been administered. There have been 2,753 total hospitalizations since March — 133 people are now in the hospital.

The county totals are now 384 cases and six deaths. Those counted as recovered total 92. There have been 10,673 tests given in the county.

The new deaths were of a woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 50s from McKinley County and a man in his 80s from San Juan County. They were all hospitalized or in care facilities. The woman and the man from McKinley County were also described as having underlying conditions.

The most new cases were reported in the highly populated counties of Bernalillo, which had 67 cases, and Doña Ana, which had 34. Lea County had the third highest at 23.

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New Mexico residents remain under state orders intended to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19. Those include to limit gatherings to five or fewer people, to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings. People are also advised to stay home as much as possible and to avoid unnecessary travel.

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