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13 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

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Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County Tuesday.

To date, 475 positive cases have been reported in Chaves County out of 12,135 tests performed, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s website. Of those positive cases, 111 are designated as recovered.

Statewide, recorded cases of the virus increased by 202 Tuesday for a total of 22,643 since March, of which 9,612 are designated as recovered. In New Mexico, 134 people are now hospitalized with the virus.

Counties with the most new cases Tuesday were: Doña Ana County with 50, Bernalillo County with 36, Lea County with 33, San Juan County with 17, Eddy County with 14, Chaves County with 13 and McKinley County with 10.

Ten other counties reported positive test results in the single digits.

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The New Mexico Department of Health reports De Baca County is the only county in the state without at least one documented case of COVID-19.

Deaths from the pandemic inched higher Tuesday, with another three fatalities. They include a woman in her 50s from Luna County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions, as well as two men in their 40s: one from McKinley County, and one from San Juan County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

New Mexico COVID-19 fatalities now total 693, including six from Chaves County since March.

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

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