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Two more local COVID-19 cases reported


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The New Mexico Department of Health Tuesday recorded two additional COVID-19 positive test results among Chaves County residents, and 69 throughout the state.

Local cases of the virus now total 627 since March, of which the Department of Health lists 197 as recovered, while 15,182 tests have been administered in the county.

To date, 24,535 positive tests for COVID-19 have been reported throughout the state, with 11,909 designated as having recovered and 64 currently hospitalized, according to the Department of Health.

On Tuesday, Bernalillo County, with 14 positive tests, was the only county to report 10 or more daily cases. All others were in the single digits.

State officials recorded two new positive results for COVID-19 among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

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Despite the fall in documented infections, three more deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, all of whom had underlying medical conditions. New Mexico fatalities from the virus are now 750, including six from Chaves County.

The latest deaths were two men from Dona Ana County — one in his 50s; and the other in his 70s, and a resident of the Good Samaritan Society Facility in Las Cruces — and a woman in her 60s from Rio Arriba County, who was hospitalized.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of infection are encouraged to contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

According to the Department of Health, symptoms of infection include: shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose or congestion, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain 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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