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New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 79 additional COVID-19 cases

New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 79 additional COVID-19 cases

KOB Web Staff
Updated: August 18, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: August 18, 2020 03:38 PM

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

The latest deaths include: 

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  • A female in her 90s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of Las Palomas Center in Albuquerque.
  • A male in his 90s from Doña Ana County. The individual had underlying conditions and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society facility in Las Cruces.
  • A male in his 80s from Lea County. The individual was hospitalized.
  • A female in her 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Bonney Family Home in Gallup.
  • A male in his 60s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 723.

In addition to the deaths, the state reported 79 additional COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday, New Mexico reported a total of 23,579 cases.

The latest cases include:

  • 20 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new cases in Lea County
  • 6 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 1 new case in Quay County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 1 new case in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in San Juan County
  • 10 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 2 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 1.3% positivity result of the tests analyzed in Tuesday's report from the state. By KOB 4's count, the rolling seven-day average of cases is 138, below the governor's goal of 168. However, the state has a different way up tabulating the rolling average, and says it's 174.  

The state reports that 111 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 Tuesday, there are 10,802 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.


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