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State reports 5 more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday

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Five more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Tuesday by the New Mexico Department of Health, three of them in San Juan County.

An additional 62 people tested positive for the disease, according to a press release from the health department. Tuesday’s report brings New Mexico’s COVID-19 related deaths to 36 and the total number of positive cases to 1,407.

None of the new cases announced Tuesday were in Chaves County, which has recorded 19 cases.

According to Tuesday’s report, there were nine new cases in Bernalillo County, three in Cibola County, one in Los Alamos County, 13 in McKinley County, three in Rio Arriba County, nine in Sandoval County, 19 in San Juan County, one in San Miguel County, one in Socorro County, two in Torrance County and one in Valencia County.

The deaths reported Tuesday include a woman in her 90s in Bernalillo County. The three in San Juan County were two women in their 60s and a man in his 50s. A woman in her 60s from Sandoval County also died.

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All but one of the women in San Juan County had underlying medical issues. All but the woman in Bernalillo County had been hospitalized.

The department’s new COVID-19 dashboard launched Tuesday reports 340 people in the state have recovered, with 181 total hospitalizations and 87 current hospitalizations. A total of 34,850 tests have been performed.

The dashboard can be found through a link at cv.nmhealth.org.

The dashboard offers demographic information on the state and county cases. A total of 834 tests have been conducted in Chaves County, according to the dashboard.

In Chaves County, the largest age group of COVID-19 cases is among those 50 to 59 with five people, or 26%.

The 30 to 39 and 60 to 69 age groups each have four cases, or 21%, followed by the 70 to 79 age group with 3, or 16%, 80 to 89 with two cases, or about 11%, and 20 to 29 age group with one case, or 5%.

Almost 53% of Chaves County’s cases are women and 47% are men.

Statewide, the 30 to 39 and 40 to 49 age groups comprise the most cases, with 222 each, or 16.5%. The 60 to 69 age group is third, with 215 cases, almost 16%, followed by the 50 to 59 age group with 207 cases, or just over 15%.

Women make up almost 52% of the state’s cases.

Broken down by race or ethnicity, Native Americans comprise almost 37% of cases, Hispanics/Latino 26% and whites 23%.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.