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Four more local cases of COVID-19 reported

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Four new positive test results for COVID-19 in Chaves County were among 110 reported statewide Tuesday in the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report.

As of Tuesday, The Department of Health has administered 16,492 tests for the virus in Chaves County, of which 731 have come back positive. Of those that were positive, 272 county residents have been designated as recovered by the department.

Throughout the state, 16 counties recorded new cases of the virus Tuesday. Since March, the state has had 25,460 documented cases of the virus, with 13,073 listed as having recovered. There were 72 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19 Tuesday.

Counties with the largest increase of positive test results Tuesday were Doña Ana County with 32, Bernalillo County with 30 and McKinley County with 10. The 13 remaining counties each reported fewer than 10 new cases.

One new positive test result was also detected among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County.

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The state’s death toll from the pandemic rose to 787, with eight new fatalities recorded Tuesday.

Three people were reported Tuesday to have died in Lea County: a woman and two men, all in their 60s, who were hospitalized.

In Bernalillo County, two men with underlying conditions who were hospitalized were listed as having died from the virus. One was in his 80s and the other was in his 50s and a resident of the Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque.

The remaining three deaths were all women: one in her 70s from Curry County, one in her 80s from McKinley County and one in her 80s from Roosevelt County. All three had underlying health conditions.

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.

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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