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14 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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Fourteen additional cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County were among the 175 new positive test results reported by the New Mexico Department of Health Friday.

To date, 12,968 tests have been administered among local residents since the start of the pandemic, of which 518 have come back positive. Of those positive tests, the Department of Health website listed 133 as recovered.

New Mexico has had 23,160 known COVID-19 cases, with 10,182 designated as having recovered. As of Friday, 125 individuals with the virus are currently being treated in hospitals throughout the state.

Counties with the biggest spike in daily cases were: Bernalillo County with 40, Doña Ana County with 30, McKinley County with 17, Chaves and Lea counties each with 14 and San Juan County with 12. Thirteen other New Mexico counties reported new cases of less than 10.

New Mexico deaths from COVID-19 continued to rise Friday, with six new fatalities, all who had underlying health conditions.

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In McKinley County, two men were among the newly recorded deaths: one in his 50s who was hospitalized and the second in his 70s. San Juan County also reported two deaths: a man in his 30s who was hospitalized and a woman in her 70s.

The two remaining deaths reported Friday were: a man in his 90s from Doña Ana County who was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces and a woman in her 70s from Rio Arriba County. According to the Department of Health, both had been hospitalized.

New Mexico deaths from the virus now stand at 703, including six from Chaves County.

Individuals exhibiting symptoms of infection should contact their health care provider of the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of infection, according to the Department of Health, are: cough, fever, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, continued shaking with chills, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting 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