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Chaves County reports 31 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 669 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths Thursday.

Chaves County recorded 31 new cases, according to the daily update.

The county with the highest number of cases again was Bernalillo County with 185. Doña Ana County reported 97, Sandoval County 53, Eddy County 46, Lea County 36, Valencia County 31, Curry County 30, Luna County 24, San Juan and Lincoln counties each had 21, Santa Fe County 17, Roosevelt County 16 and Cibola County 12. Twelve other counties reported fewer than 10 new cases each.

The Otero County Prison, Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County, Lea County Correctional Facility and Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County all also reported fewer than 10 new cases each.

The state’s total number of cases is now 39,377, with 1,846 of those in Chaves County.

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Corrections to those numbers include six cases identified as duplicates in Bernalillo, Chaves, Quay and Socorro counties and one in Valencia County that was not lab confirmed. One case previously reported in Lea County was determined to be an inmate in the Lea County Correctional Facility, according to the press release.

The three deaths reported Thursday were a man in his 70s from Bernalillo County, a man in his 30s from Doña Ana County and a woman in her 70s from Eddy County. All had underlying conditions and two had been hospitalized.

The number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is now 953. That includes 18 in Chaves County.

The state reported that as of Thursday, 85% of adult general beds in New Mexico hospitals are occupied and 70% of adult ICU beds are occupied. That includes 213 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and other illnesses.

The state has designated 20,562 cases of COVID-19 as recovered, including 782 in Chaves County.

The New Mexico Department of Health will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Anyone interested should preregister through the New Mexico Health Department website.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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