NEW MEXICO: The number of positive cases for the novel coronavirus in New Mexico jumped by 24, state health officials said Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number of cases up to 136 statewide.
The state still has only one known death from COVID-19, according to the news release from the New Mexico Department of Health.
An Eddy County man in his late 70s was admitted to Artesia General Hospital on Sunday. The hospital said the man died Monday. His positive COVID-19 test came Tuesday.
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The new case numbers add three positive cases to Doña Ana County, bringing the county’s number of positive cases to 16.
The DOH reported there were 13 people hospitalized in New Mexico on Thursday for coronavirus complications, up from nine a day earlier. It noted the number may include patients who tested positive out of state but were transferred to a New Mexico hospital. The 136 only includes people tested in New Mexico.
NMDOH spokesperson David Morgan said some people who were the earliest to test positive for coronavirus in New Mexico now show no symptoms. He said NMDOH aims to provide more information on recoveries. Full credits Las Cruces Sun News

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