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Chaves County records 3rd death attributed to COVID-19


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Chaves County recorded its third COVID-19 related death, according to Monday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The department reported a woman in her 80s from Chaves County died. She was hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. She was a patient at Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in Albuquerque. Her death was among three reported Monday.

Chaves County also saw 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, bringing the total number of local cases to 179. Two new local cases of the virus had been reported in Sunday’s update from the Department of Health.

The state added 262 new cases on Sunday and 264 on Monday, with the total now at 15,291.

That total reflects adjustments reported Sunday and Monday for six cases in Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties that were identified as being out-of-state residents and one that was a duplicate in San Juan County.

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The northwest counties continue to see the most growth in COVID-19 cases, with Bernalillo County alone reporting 111 new cases on Sunday.

Four other deaths were reported over Sunday and Monday, including a man in his 70s from Bernalillo County with underlying health conditions and a man in his 40s from San Juan County, both in Sunday’s report. Monday’s other deaths were a woman in her 50s from McKinley County and a man in his 90s from San Juan County.

The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 548.

As of Monday, 172 people in the state were hospitalized for COVID-19.

The number of people designated as recovered from COVID-19 is 6,363.

The state has performed 424,355 tests for COVID-19.

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

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