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1 new COVID-19 death reported in New Mexico as total cases rise to 315

1 new COVID-19 death reported in New Mexico as total cases rise to 315

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: March 31, 2020 05:50 PM
Created: March 31, 2020 09:26 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state Health Department announced Tuesday the fifth death in New Mexico from COVID-19.

The state said the Bernalillo County man who died was in his 40s. He was reportedly found unresponsive in his home, and later tested positive for the disease. 

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In addition to the death, the state announced 35 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in New Mexico to 315.

The latest cases include: 

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 6 new cases in San Juan County
  • 7 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 4 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County

To see the number of positive cases in each county, click here

The Health Department reported 24 individuals are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19, and 26 people had recovered from the disease. 

The Department of Health reports that there is community spread. To prevent further spread, the governor issued stay-at-home instructions. 

New Mexicans who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should call their health care provider or call the NMDOH hotline at 855-600-3453.

For the latest COVID-19 coverage, click here. To find local resources, click here


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