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Chaves County reports 9 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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Nine more COVID-19 positive test results in Chaves County were among 81 recorded statewide Monday in the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily report on the virus.

The daily total of nine comes three days after the county reported 40 additional cases of the virus Friday, its highest daily total to date. Saturday, local positive test results fell to 11 before rising again to 29 on Sunday.

Of the 19,304 tests administered locally, 956 have come back positive since March, with 346 designated as recovered, according to the Department of Health.

The state overall has had 26,842 documented cases of COVID-19, including 103 recorded Sunday. In all,14,470 of the state’s cases have recovered while 60 individuals are currently hospitalized with the virus.

Bernalillo County Monday documented 22 more positive tests, while Luna County had 15 and Santa Fe County 11, the report states.

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Six other counties reported fewer than 10 cases of COVID-19, while 11 positive tests were detected among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional facilities.

New Mexico deaths from the virus on Monday remained steady at 823, with no new fatalities recorded. Seven Chaves County residents have died from the virus.

The Department of Health in its Sunday report listed two new deaths: both were women in their 70s from Bernalillo County with underlying medical conditions.

One of the women was a resident of The Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque, while the other resided at The Sandia Ridge Center facility, also in Albuquerque.

People with symptoms of virus infection 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 infection are chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, headache, runny nose or congestion, 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.