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2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County


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Monday’s statewide case total lowest since early April

Chaves County recorded two new COVID-19 positive test results Monday, a day after leading New Mexico counties in daily case totals.

Locally, there have been 816 positive test results since March, with 306 of those designated as having recovered, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s website. In all, 17,932 tests have been administered to county residents.

The small number of locally reported cases Monday followed the Department’s announcement Sunday of 16 new cases in Chaves County, the most of any county that day.

Bernalillo County, with 13 positive test results, reported the most new cases Monday. Eleven other counties each recorded new case numbers in the single digits.

Statewide, 46 additional positive tests for the virus were reported Monday, bringing New Mexico’s total to 26,144, including 13,604 designated by the Department of Health as recovered. Some 65 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

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The 46 cases announc-ed Monday represent the lowest daily total reported in the state since early April, the Associated Press reported.

Four deaths from the virus were also announced Monday by the Department of Health.

In McKinley County, a man and a woman — both in their 60s — were reported to have died from the virus.

The other two fatalities were a Bernalillo County woman in her 40s and a woman from San Juan County in her 50s. According to the Department of Health, all four individuals who died were hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

New Mexico to date has documented 807 COVID-19 deaths, of which seven were from Chaves County.

Individuals who exhibits signs of infection are urged to call their health care provider or New Mexico’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.

According to the Department of Health, symptoms are congestion or runny nose, fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, chills, repeated shaking with chills, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting 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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