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NM reports 316 new COVID-19 cases

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More than 300 additional cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Mexico Tuesday, including some in Chaves County.

The New Mexico Department of Health Tuesday recorded 316 more positive test results statewide, including 12 in Chaves County. The new figures bring the total number of cases documented within the county to 1,368, of which 568 are considered to have recovered from the virus. In all, 24,752 tests have been conducted among local residents since March.

With Tuesday’s positive tests, cases of the virus in New Mexico have now reached 30,947. That includes 17,489 designated as recovered and 110 who are hospitalized, according to the department.

Counties with the largest increases in positive tests Tuesday were: Bernalillo County with 138; Doña Ana County with 37; Eddy County with 23; Lea and San Juan counties each with 19; Valencia County with 14; and Chaves County with 12. McKinley and Curry counties each reported 11 new positive test results and Santa Fe County 10. Another 10 counties had newly confirmed cases in the single digits.

Positive tests were also found among two individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center.

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The Department of Health did not report any additional virus fatalities Tuesday. To date, New Mexico has had 894 deaths from COVID-19 complications, of which 13 were Chaves County residents.

Individuals exhibiting symptoms of the virus are encouraged to contact their personal 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: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste or smell.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.