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32 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County


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New COVID-19 cases reported for New Mexico and Chaves County remained high Saturday, according to state officials.

Chaves County had the third-highest count of new cases at 32, the New Mexico Department of Health announced, while the state as a whole had 298 new cases, bringing the total in New Mexico since March to 30,296.

Three new COVID-related deaths also were reported. They were a man in his 80s from Bernalillo County with underlying conditions, a woman in her 80s from Curry County who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions, and a woman in her 70s from Doña Ana County who had underlying conditions.

Twenty-four of the state’s 33 counties had new cases, with eight having 10 or more. Besides Chaves County, those included Bernalillo with 75, Doña Ana with 67, Lea with 22, Curry with 20, Eddy with 16, Santa Fe with 13 and Roosevelt with 10.

Chaves County’s total COVID-19 count now stands at 1,325, the seventh-highest in the state. The county is one of nine “red zone” counties in the state due to its positivity rate of 6.7 and its average number of new daily cases of 22 per 100,000 population for the two-week period of Sept. 15 to Sept. 28.

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Of Chaves County’s total cases, 536 have been reported as recovered, while there have been 12 deaths since March.

A local nursing center also reappeared on the list of 39 skilled nursing or long-term care centers in the state with a positive COVID-19 case among faculty and staff during the past 28 days. Avamere of Roswell, which had been on the list previously but not in recent days, is among six in the city on the list. The others are Casa Maria Health Care Center, Heartfelt Manor, Mission Arch, Sunset Villa Nursing Home and Village Retirement Community.

Statewide, of the 30,296 total cases since March, there have been 17,210 who have been reported as recovered and 890 who have died. The number of tests performed stands at 941,512. There have been 3,549 COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic began, with 95 people now in the hospital.

There continues to be a high number of COVID-19 cases among inmates: 817 in four federal facilities and 564 in eight state detention facilities. 

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

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