Another two individuals from Chaves County have died from COVID-19, as New Mexico deaths attributed to the virus have now surpassed 900.
On Friday, the New Mexico Department of Health in its daily report listed two new local deaths: a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.
A man from Sandoval County in his 80s who was hospitalized and had underlying conditions was also reported to have died from COVID-19. That brings total deaths in New Mexico from the disease to 902, including 15 from Chaves County.
The Chaves County on Friday also documented its largest daily total with 41 additional positive test results. That brings overall cases among county residents since March to 1,469, of which 599 have recovered and 25,690 tests have been administered to Chaves County inhabitants.
The county’s two-week average number of COVID cases per 100,000 people now stands at 22.70, while the local positivity rate is 6.7%.
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With 488 positive test results for COVID-19 reported Friday, New Mexico has now had 32,241 cases of the virus, of which 18,335 have recovered. As of Friday, 133 individuals are now hospitalized with the virus in New Mexico.
Other counties with the most new positive test results Friday were: Bernalillo County with 135, Doña Ana County with 81, Lea County with 36, Sandoval and Eddy counties each with 28, Santa Fe and San Juan counties each with 19, Luna County with 18, McKinley County with 12, Socorro County with 11 and Curry County with 10.
Fourteen other New Mexico counties had additional cases of less than 10, while the Department of Health listed five positive test results discovered among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center.
People exhibiting symptoms of the virus should contact their health care provider or the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
According to the Department of Health, the symptoms of infection are: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, congestion or runny nose, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.