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12 new local cases of COVID-19 reported

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The New Mexico Department of Health Friday recorded 12 more COVID-19 positive test results among Chaves County residents, as the state’s total number of confirmed cases surpassed 24,000.

With the latest numbers, confirmed cases of the virus in the county to date now total 593, including 161 designated as recovered. The Department’s website states 14,491 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Chaves County.

Statewide, 150 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday, according to the Department’s daily report. Cases of the virus in New Mexico have now reached 24,095, of which 11,312 have been designated by the Department as having recovered. As of Friday, 65 individuals with COVID-19 were hospitalized in New Mexico.

Counties with the most positive test results reported Friday were: Bernalillo County with 32, Lea County with 19, Dona Ana County with 14, Chaves and Santa Fe counties with 12 each and Eddy County with 11.

New cases reported in other counties were all in the single digits.

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Five more New Mexicans were also reported to have died from COVID-19, bringing the state death toll from the virus to 739, of which six were from Chaves County.

The latest fatalities include two women from Bernalillo County — one in her 80s and another in her 90s — who were both residents of the Sandia Ridge Center facility in Albuquerque.

The Rio Rancho Center facility in Rio Rancho reported two of its residents from Sandoval County — a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s — died from the virus. Both had underlying conditions. In McKinley County, a woman in her 40s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions also died.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of infection should contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453. Symptoms include: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or congestion, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills and/or 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.

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