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Chaves County reports 28 COVID-19 cases Sunday


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Chaves County reported 28 newly confirmed COVID-19 positive test results Sunday.

The number was the largest recorded by any New Mexico county Sunday.

Chaves County was one of just three counties reporting 10 or more new cases, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report on the spread of the virus.

Bernalillo County on Sunday logged the second-highest daily total among counties, at 22, followed by Lea County at 18. Twelve other counties recorded new positive test results of fewer than ten.

In all, 107 additional cases of the virus were reported Sunday throughout New Mexico.

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Of the 16,204 tests administered to Chaves County residents since March, 722 have come back positive. Of those, 261 are now designated as recovered, according to the Department of Health’s website.

Statewide, New Mexico has recorded 25,283 known cases of the virus, with 12,913 listed as recovered. Sixty-six individuals as of Sunday were hospitalized in New Mexico with the virus.

The Department of Health also reported one additional death Sunday from the pandemic: a man in his 60s from Lea County who had underlying medical conditions.

The latest fatality brings the state’s death toll from the virus to 770, including six from Chaves County.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of the virus should immediately 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 COVID-19 include loss of taste and/or smell, shortness of breath, fever, cough, headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills and muscle pain.