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5 new local COVID-19 cases reported Monday

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Chaves County added 27 new cases of COVID-19 in two days, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily updates.

Five of the cases were reported in Monday’s update, which also included a third local long-term care facility added to the list of those that reported at least one positive case in residents or staff in the past 28 days. That was Heartfelt Manor, 2210 E. Pine Lodge Road.

Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive, and Sunset Villa Care Center, 1515 S. Sunset Ave., had previously been added to the list.

Chaves County had reported 22 new cases Sunday. The county now has had a total of 462 cases with six deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The state total is now at 22,444 positive test results. That accounts for corrections made for four cases in Bernalillo, Lea, San Juan and Santa Fe counties identified as out-of-state residents, and four cases in Bernalillo, Lea and Santa Fe counties identified as duplicates.

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The state reported 205 new cases Sunday, with 49 in Bernalillo County, 30 in Doña Ana County and 26 in Lea County.

On Monday, the state reported 132 new cases, with Bernalillo County having the most at 26. Lea County had 23, Doña Ana County 19 and Valencia County had 14.

Nine deaths were reported during the two days — two in Bernalillo County, two in McKinley County, and one each from San Juan, Doña Ana, Lea, Luna and Sierra counties. The deceased ranged in age from a man in his 20s from Lea County to a woman in her 90s from Bernalillo County. Five had been hospitalized and two were residents of care centers. Seven had underlying health conditions.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 690.

As of Monday, 127 people are hospitalized and 9,428 are designated as having recovered. Of the Chaves County cases, 109 are designated recovered.

The state has performed 632,997 tests for COVID-19 including 11,982 in Chaves County.

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

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.