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State reports 103 new COVID cases, 2 deaths


Lovelace Medical Center, in collaboration with the state health department, held a COVID-19 drive-thru screening site in April where asymptomatic individuals were allowed to get tested. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

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COVID-19 cases in Chaves County continued to climb Sunday as New Mexico reported 103 new cases of the disease and two more deaths.

The number of deaths in the state due to COVID-19 is now 823, according to the state Department of Health.

Chaves County, whose county seat is Roswell, led the state with 29 new cases. The county now has 947 cases, the seventh-highest county total in the state, behind Lea County, which has reached 1,261 cases.

According to figures released Sunday, Bernalillo County reported 19 cases, Lea County reported 14 and Doña Ana County reported 10.

San Juan County, which has the third-highest total with 3,233 cases, reported no new cases Sunday. McKinley County, with a total of 4,266, reported two new cases.

Sandoval County reported eight new cases Sunday for a total of 1,289, the fifth-highest in the state. Santa Fe County reported five new cases for a total of 898.

The state now has a total of 26,761 total cases, with 14,407 designated as having recovered.

Two women in their 70s from Bernalillo County with underlying health conditions died of complications from the disease. One was a resident of the Rio at Las Estancias facility in Albuquerque, and the other lived at the Sandia Ridge Center, according to state officials.

The state has found at least one COVID-19 case among residents and staff at 44 long-term care facilities around the state in the past 28 days.

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