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COVID cases in New Mexico top 200,000


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The number of cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico since the start of the pandemic has now surpassed 200,000.

With 137 newly confirmed positive test results reported Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Health, cases of the virus in the state now total 200,037, of which 185,249 have been classified as recovered. Chaves County during that same period has had 8,959 known cases of the virus.

In all, 19 counties on Tuesday reported new cases of COVID-19, according to the regular update from the Department of Health. Those include Bernalillo County with 56; San Juan County with 13; and Guadalupe County with 12.

The remaining 16 counties, including Chaves County — which reported one new positive test result on Tuesday — recorded fewer than 10 additional cases.

Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties each recorded one new death from the virus Tuesday, bringing New Mexico’s COVID-19 death toll to 4,108. The Department of Health website states 171 of those deaths were of Chaves County residents.

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The update states that as of Tuesday, approximately 141 individuals were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19.

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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