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1 COVID-19 death, 33 new cases in county

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Another Chaves County resident has died due to COVID-19, according to a state update on Saturday afternoon.

The number of new local cases also remained high at 33, the third-highest among New Mexico counties.

The New Mexico Department of Health indicated in its Saturday announcement that the state had 206 new cases, bringing the total in New Mexico since March to 28,692. The Chaves County total is now 1,150.

The local fatality was a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized and was said to have underlying conditions.

Four other COVID-related deaths in the state were announced as well. They were a man in his 80s from Curry County who had been hospitalized, a man in his 60s from McKinley County who had underlying conditions, a man in his 80s from Sandoval County who had underlying conditions and was a resident of a care facility, and a woman in her 50s from San Juan County who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

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With the latest numbers, Chaves County now has had 12 deaths. Of its 1,150 cases, 471 have been reported as recovered. There have been 22,187 tests performed.

In Roswell, four care facilities continue to be on the list of skilled nursing or long-term care centers that have had a positive case among residents or staff in the past 28 days. They are Casa Maria Health Care Center, Heartfelt Manor, Sunset Villa Nursing Home and Village Retirement Community.

Statewide, 16,211 of the 28,692 people diagnosed with the coronavirus have been reported as recovered. There have been 870 total deaths. Of the 3,435 who have been hospitalized since March, 72 are now in the hospital. There have been 899,937 tests given.

Besides Chaves County, six others reported new cases in the double digits on Saturday. They were Bernalillo County with 40, Doña Ana County with 39, Santa Fe County with 14, San Juan County with 13, Lea County with 12 and Eddy County with 11.

New Mexicans with COVID-related health concerns are advised to contact a health provider or call the state hotline at 855-600-3453.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.