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22 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County


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For the second consecutive day, more than 20 additional positive tests for COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County.

In its daily report on the spread of the virus, the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday recorded 22 newly confirmed local cases of the virus.

On Wednesday, the Department of Health had reported 24 additional COVID-19 positive tests.

To date, there have been 776 positive results out of 17,304 tests performed for the virus within the county since March, with 288 designated as recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health website Thursday.

Statewide, 202 new cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout New Mexico Thursday. Of the 25,812 total cases recorded throughout the state, 13,283 are designated as recovered. Some 75 individuals are currently hospitalized in New Mexico with the virus.

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Counties with the largest influxes of positive tests Thursday were Bernalillo County with 37, Eddy County with 32, Doña Ana County with 29, Chaves County with 22, Lea County with 19, Curry County with 14 and Santa Fe County with 12.

Other counties with new cases were all in the single digits.

The Department of Health Thursday also reported that a woman had died from COVID-19 complications. The woman, who was in her 70s and from Doña Ana County, had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.

New Mexico’s death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic now stands at 791, which includes six individuals from Chaves County since March.

People who exhibit symptoms of the virus are encouraged to 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 infection are: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and 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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