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27 new COVID-19 cases reported locally

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Chaves County added 27 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, while the state reported 752 additional cases and 17 deaths, according to a New Mexico Department of Health news release.

No deaths occurred among Chaves County residents in Saturday’s report, but the county has now had 8,213 total cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Of those cases, 127 people have died and 5,130 are considered recovered.

The area also has 228 detainees at the state-run Roswell Correctional Center near Hagerman that have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

In addition, at least one case of COVID-19 has been reported among staff or residents during the past 28 days at four long-term facilities in Roswell: Avamere, Casa Maria Health Care Center, Mission Arch Center and Village Retirement Community.

Even though Chaves County’s new case numbers were relatively small compared to its case counts in recent weeks, one of the zip codes in the area — 88203 — was seventh in the state for highest new case counts. That zip code, as well as three others, had 17 new cases.

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The 752 new cases in New Mexico occurred among 27 of the state’s 33 counties and at state correctional facilities in Lea County and Cibola County. Those facilities had seven of the new cases. Bernalillo, Dona Ana and Sandoval counties accounted for 395 of the new cases.

The 17 deaths included four in Bernalillo County; two each in Sandoval and San Juan counties; and one each in Dona Ana, Lea, Luna, McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro and Valencia counties. Two people were in their 50s, including one who had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The others were in their 70s to 90s.

The state has now had 173,539 COVID-19 cases and 3,265 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of COVID-19 patients considered recovered totals 102,298.

There have been 12,047 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 or with COVID-19 as a factor since April, and 548 COVID-19 hospitalizations are being reported at the current time.

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