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Chaves County reported 28 COVID-19 cases Sunday


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A day after recording the state’s highest number of new cases of COVID-19, Chaves County’s new cases Monday numbered in the single digits.

On Sunday, 28 cases were reported locally by the New Mexico Department of Health, six more than were reported in Bernalillo County. Lea County reported 18. Twelve counties reported six or fewer cases.

On Monday, Chaves County reported six new cases. Only Bernalillo County, with 17 reported cases, recorded case numbers in double digits Monday. In addition to Chaves County, 16 other counties reported new cases of eight or fewer.

The county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to date is now at 727. That has been adjusted for one case reported Monday to be a duplicate.

Statewide, 107 new cases were reported Sunday and 73 on Monday.

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The state’s total cases since March now number 25,352. That has been adjusted to reflect previously reported cases identified as duplicates in Bernalillo and San Juan counties; one from Bernalillo County determined to be an out-of-state case; and two from Lea County not lab confirmed.

One death related to COVID-19 was reported Sunday, and nine were reported Monday. The 10 deaths reported on those two days ranged in age from a woman in her 40s to a man in his 80s.

Two deaths each were reported in Doña Ana and Lea counties. One death each was reported in Bernalillo, Curry, Hidalgo, Rio Arriba, San Juan and Taos counties.

Five of the deceased had underlying conditions; seven were hospitalized.

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 779, including six from Chaves County.

The health department reported Monday 65 people were hospitalized for COVID-19. That number has been on a downward trend since July 22, when 178 people were in hospitals.

The state reports 12,960 people who tested positive for COVID-19 are designated recovered. That includes 263 from Chaves County.

The state has performed 760,874 tests for COVID-19 including 16,383 in Chaves County.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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