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Avamere at Roswell joins list of care centers with COVID

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A fourth nursing center in Roswell has reported a staff or resident with COVID-19.

Avamere at Roswell appeared on the list issued Saturday afternoon by the New Mexico Department of Health, which is the first time for that facility. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are listed if they have had a COVD case among staff or residents during the past 28 days.

In its daily news release, the New Mexico Department of Health also reported 139 new COVID cases and two deaths statewide, bringing state totals to 25,178 positive cases and 769 deaths.

The two fatalities reported Saturday were of a man in his 50s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions and a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had been a resident of a care facility.

Statewide, there have been 752,522 tests performed. Total hospitalizations have reached 3,116, with 67 people now in the hospital. The number of state residents who have recovered is now at 12,820.

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Chaves County had 15 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing its total of COVID cases to 694 out of 16,075 tests. The total COVID cases since March rank Chaves County eighth among the 33 New Mexico counties. Of those diagnosed with COVID-19, 259 are reported as recovered. Deaths remain at six since March.

Information about what is occurring at the local Avamere facility was not available by press time. The corporate website for Avamere showed no positive cases or tests among staff or residents in Roswell as of Friday.

Other local facilities now on the state list are Casa Maria Care Center, Heartfelt Manor and Mission Arch Center. Statewide, 53 care centers are listed.

There are 808 detainees at four federal facilities with COVID, and 512 detainees at seven New Mexico Department of Corrections facilities who have the coronavirus.

The Department of Health continues to urge New Mexico residents to take measures to stop or alleviate the spread of the virus. People are instructed to use face coverings when in public and around others, to limit travel, to avoid crowds and to stay home except for activities essential to safety, health and welfare.

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