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22 COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County Sunday

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Total local positive tests for COVID-19 since March reached 457 Sunday, as the New Mexico Department of Health in their daily report recorded 22 additional positive test results among Chaves County residents.

The influx of new local cases came after the daily numbers dipped down to eight on Friday before increasing to 16 Saturday. According to the Department of Health, of the 457 cases recorded in Chaves County, 107 are designated as recovered, and 11,805 tests have been administered locally. Six locals have also died from the virus.

The 22 new Chaves County cases were among 205 recorded across New Mexico Sunday.

Of the 22,315 positive tests for the virus that have been reported in New Mexico, 9,319 are designated as recovered. The number of patients with COVID-19 in New Mexico hospitals is now 121.

Bernalillo County led the state in most new positive cases Sunday with 49 reported. Dona Ana County followed with 30, Lea County with 26, Chaves County with 22, Santa Fe County with 14 and Curry County with 11. Thirteen other counties had new cases in the single digits, according to the report.

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Four New Mexico residents were also reported Sunday to have died from the virus.

They included two women with underlying conditions from Bernalillo County, one in her 90s and a resident of the Village at Alameda facility in Albuquerque, and the other hospitalized and in her 50s.

The other two individuals were hospitalized with underlying conditions: a man in his 70s from McKinley County and a woman in her 30s from San Juan County.

New Mexico has reported 685 deaths from the virus, the daily report states.

People who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection should contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, congestion or runny nose and loss of taste or smell.