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State reports 577 new COVID-19 cases, Chaves County down to 24


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New COVID-19 cases in the state remained high Saturday, while Chaves County reported 24 new positive tests.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that 24 of the state’s 33 counties had a total of 577 new cases. The state’s total count since March is now at 36,343, with 19,853, or 54.6%, reported as recovered.

One additional death also was reported, a woman in her 80s from Bernalillo County who had been hospitalized and diagnosed with pre-existing conditions. Total deaths in the state now number 929.

New Mexico is now 21st in the nation for the average number of new cases during the past seven days. The state has had an average of 24.1 cases per 100,000 population from Oct. 11 to Saturday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its total case count during the past week has been 3,529.

Chaves County now has had a total of 1,710 cases, with 699, or 40.9%, reported as recovered. Seventeen county residents have died as a result of COVID-19, according to the state, a rate of 0.99%.

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Twelve of the 24 counties in New Mexico with new cases on Saturday had 10 or more. The highly populated Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties continued to have the most with 191 and 98, respectively. Chaves County tied for the sixth highest count with 24.

Cases among detainees at one state and one federal facility accounted for 21 new cases on Saturday. There are now 887 cases at four federal detention centers and 645 cases at eight New Mexico Department of Corrections facilities.

The state also has listed 47 nursing centers or long-term care facilities as having reported a COVID case among staff or residents during the past 28 days. They include Casa Maria Health Care Center, Mission Arch Center and Village Retirement Community in Roswell.

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

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