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19 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Chaves County

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County rose Wednesday by 19, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report.

Cases of the virus among Chaves County residents since March now stand at 567, of which 151 have been designated by the Department of Health as recovered. As of Wednesday, 13,847 COVID-19 tests have been performed locally.

Throughout New Mexico, 174 new cases were documented Wednesday, bringing the overall statewide total to 23,749, with 10,976 designated as recovered. Ninety-four people are currently hospitalized in the state with the virus.

Counties with the biggest daily jumps in positive test results Wednesday were: Bernalillo County with 33, Lea County with 25, Chaves County with 19, Doña Ana County with 16, Eddy County with 15 and Santa Fe County with 12. San Juan and Sandoval counties each reported 10 new cases.

Several other counties listed increases in positive test results in the single digits. Three positive tests were documented in individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center, the report states.

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New Mexico residents known to have died from the virus now number 729, including six from Chaves County since March.

Six fatalities were recorded statewide Wednesday. Three of the deaths were among Bernalillo County residents: two women — one in her 30s and the other in her 80s — and a man in his 80s who was hospitalized. Three other individuals died from complications related to COVID-19: a man in his 40s from McKinley County, a woman in her 80s from San Juan County and a man in his 60s from Taos County.

All six had underlying medical conditions, the report states.

New Mexicans who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 infection should immediately contact their health care provider or the COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of infection, the Department of Health states, include: fever, cough, headache, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, 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.