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9 new COVID-19 cases in county, 146 statewide

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The number of new daily COVID-19 cases trended downward a bit Saturday for the state and county, with 146 new cases statewide including nine in Chaves County.

The New Mexico Department of Health also announced eight deaths, which brings the total in the state to 711.

Chaves County’s total number of cases stands at 527, with 136 now reported as recovered. There have been six deaths of residents since March. There have been 12,968 tests administered in the county.

Statewide, total COVID-19 cases are at 23,302, with 10,391 counted as recovered. The state has administered 665,291 tests. Total hospitalizations since March have numbered 2,957, with 113 people in the hospital now.

The eight COVID-related deaths occurred in people in their 30s to their 90s. All were described as having underlying conditions, and four were also hospitalized or in care facilities. The deaths involved two residents of Bernalillo County, three residents of Doña Ana County, as well as residents of Cibola, Eddy and Rio Arriba counties.

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The largest number of daily cases reported Saturday occurred in Bernalillo County, with 19, and Doña Ana and McKinley counties, with 17 each. Other counties in the double-digits were Lea County with 14 and Eddy County with 12.

The state continues to report high numbers of COVID-19 among federal and state detainees in government facilities, with 797 who have tested positive in four federal facilities and 508 who have tested positive in seven state facilities.

Roswell now has three nursing or care facilities among the 55 statewide that have reported a COVID case among staff or patients during the past 28 days. The ones in Roswell are Casa Maria Care Center, Heartfelt Manor and Mission Arch Center.

New Mexico residents remain under public health orders intended to slow or prevent the spread of coronavirus. People are required to wear face coverings when outside their homes except when eating, drinking or swimming, and should keep at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and people they do not live with when around others. They also are advised to avoid crowds and unnecessary travel or activities outside the home.

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