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State reports less than 100 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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Six new cases reported in Chaves County

For the first time since mid-June, New Mexico recorded less than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported 95 new cases Monday, the lowest since June 18, when 94 cases were reported.

Locally, Chaves County reported six new cases Monday and 11 on Sunday, for a total of 544. Of those cases, 142 are considered recovered by the health department.

With Sunday’s report of 113 new cases, the state now has had 23,500 cases of COVID-19. That number includes adjustments for six cases of duplicates in Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley, Quay and Rio Arriba counties; three cases identified as out-of-state residents in Lea, Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties; and one that was not lab-confirmed in Bernalillo County.

As of Monday, 10,602 cases in the state are designated as recovered.

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Seven deaths were reported over the two days — four on Monday and three Sunday. Three were in Bernalillo County, and one each were in Lea, McKinley, Curry and Otero counties. They ranged in age from a man in his 20s to a woman in her 90s. All seven had underlying conditions. Three had been hospitalized.

The number of deaths statewide related to COVID-19 is now 718, including six in Chaves County since March.

As of Monday, 119 people are currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 2,984 people hospitalized in New Mexico due to COVID-19.

The state has conducted 677,150 tests, including 13,544 in Chaves County.

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

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