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Chaves County reports 16 COVID-19 cases Sunday

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Chaves County recorded more newly confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 Sunday than any other New Mexico county.

The New Mexico Department of Health, in its daily report on the spread of the virus, stated that of the 66 additional cases of the virus reported statewide Sunday, 16 were among Chaves County residents.

Bernalillo County, with 10 new positive test results, was the only other New Mexico county to report a daily total of 10 or more cases.

Eleven other counties listed numbers of new positive test results in the single digits.

Of the 17,848 tests administered to people residing in Chaves County, 815 have come back positive.

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As of Sunday, 304 cases of the virus were listed as having recovered, according to the Department of Health website.

New Mexico has had 26,107 positive tests for COVID-19 since March, of which 13,530 are listed as recovered, while 65 people are now hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

The Department of Health on Sunday also announced three new COVID-19 fatalities.

They were a man from Dona Ana County in his 90s, and two other men with underlying conditions: one in his 80s from San Juan County, and a man in his 30s from McKinley County.

All three were hospitalized when they died, according to the report.

As of Sunday, 803 New Mexicans have died from the pandemic, including seven in Chaves County.

Individuals who exhibit symptoms of infection are urged to contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

Symptoms of infection, according to the Department of Health, include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and/or loss of taste or smell.