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10 more local COVID-19 cases reported

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Ten additional COVID-19 positive test results were recorded in Chaves County Wednesday.

Of the 12,211 tests conducted to date in Chaves County, 485 have come back positive. The New Mexico Department of Health’s website currently lists 119 of the cases among local residents as recovered.

Across the state, 180 cases of the virus were reported Wednesday, bringing documented cases of the pandemic in New Mexico to 22,816, with 9,744 of those having recovered.

In all, the NM DOH states 119 individuals are now hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

Counties with the largest number of new positive tests recorded Wednesday were: Doña Ana County with 37, Lea County with 35, Bernalillo County with 31, Eddy County with 18, McKinley County with 11 and Chaves County with 10. Cases in 13 other New Mexico counties reported numbers of the virus in the single digits.

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Two men from McKinley County — one in his 70s and the other in his 80s — are the latest New Mexico deaths from COVID-19. Both were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

New Mexico deaths from the pandemic now total 695, including six Chaves County residents.

Individuals who report symptoms of infection are encouraged to contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of infection, according to NM DOH’s website, are loss of taste and/or smell, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills, fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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.