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New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 132 additional COVID-19 cases

New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 132 additional COVID-19 cases

KOB Web Staff
Updated: August 10, 2020 04:34 PM
Created: August 10, 2020 03:56 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported five additional COVID-19-related deaths on Monday.

The latest deaths include: 

  • A female in her 60s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 20s from Lea County. The individual had underlying conditions.
  • A male in his 60s from Luna County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A male in his 40s from McKinley County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.
  • A male in his 50s from Sierra County. The individual was hospitalized.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 690.

In addition to the deaths, the state reported 132 additional COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, New Mexico reported a total of 22,444 cases.

The latest cases include: 

  • 26 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 19 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 23 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 11 new cases in McKinley County
  • 2 new cases in Otero County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 3 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in San Miguel County
  • 5 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Socorro County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 14 new cases in Valencia County

To see the number of positive cases in each county or by zip code, click here.

KOB 4 determined there was a 2.6% positivity result of the tests analyzed in Monday's report from the state.

The state reports that 127 people are being hospitalized for COVID-19. The number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 but are hospitalized in New Mexico.

As of Monday, 9,428 COVID-19 cases have been designated as recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.

KOB 4 asked a representative for the governor whether the lower cases would lead to public health order restrictions being lifted. 

A spokesperson for the governor released the following statement:

While recent case numbers have been trending better, moving too quickly can erase all that good work very rapidly. New Mexico state government continues to evaluate the state's COVID-19 data on a constant basis. ?An amended public health order can be put in place at any time, as has happened frequently over the past months, but I would anticipate the status quo for at least another week. -- Nora Meyers Sackett, press secretary for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. 


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