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18 new COVID-19 cases reported locally since Friday

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A total of 18 newly documented cases of COVID-19 were reported among Chaves County residents over the last three days, according to the most recent three-day update of the impact of the virus across New Mexico.

The cases were among 570 recorded Saturday, Sunday and Monday throughout the state.

Counties with the largest jumps in cases during that period were: Bernalillo County with 157; San Juan County with 154; Dona Ana County with 41; Sandoval County with 29; Curry County with 23; Santa Fe County with 20; Chaves County with 18; Valencia and Otero counties with 16 each; McKinley County with 14 and Lincoln County with 13. All 17 other counties with newly recorded positive test results logged three-day case totals of less than 10.

With the latest numbers, New Mexico has had 199,901 documented cases of COVID-19, which include 8,958 among Chaves County inhabitants. Of that statewide number, 185,033 have been designated by the state as having recovered.

New Mexico also announced eight fatalities in the update released Monday.

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One individual from Dona Ana County died this weekend from the virus. However, new information was also released Monday on seven COVID-19 deaths that occurred more than 30 days ago, which the state has just received complete information on. Two of the deceased were from Bernalillo County, while Curry, Dona Ana, McKinley, San Juan and Sierra counties each recorded one death.

New Mexico’s death toll from the virus since the pandemic first reached the state in March 2020 is now 4,106.

In-state hospitalizations of individuals with the virus were 143 as of Monday, according to the update.

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

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

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