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Sixth local COVID-19 death reported Sunday


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Chaves County saw over the weekend another death attributed to COVID-19.

Sunday’s daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health included a man in his 40s from Chaves County who had underlying medical conditions. His was the second death in the county last week; a woman in her 60s was reported July 29 to have died from the virus.

A total of six Chaves County residents have now died from the virus.

Two other deaths were reported Sunday — a woman in her 70s from McKinley County and a man in his 40s from Rio Arriba County. Both had been hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions.

Monday’s report included 117 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase since June 19. However, the press release said due to a technical disruption of the electronic reporting system, Monday’s report reflects only partial data.

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The release said delayed results will be included in the report as soon as they are received and confirmed.

One death was reported in Monday’s update — a man in his 60s from Doña Ana County who had underlying health conditions. The total number of deaths statewide is now 655.

Five new cases in Chaves County were included in Monday’s update. With 15 new cases reported Sunday, Chaves County now has had a total of 367 cases of COVID-19. Eighty-eight of those are considered recovered by the health department.

Doña Ana County had 27 new cases in Monday’s report, Bernalillo County 18 and Lea County 14. Seventeen other counties and the Cibola County Correctional Center all reported new cases in the single digits.

The statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 21,130. The health department has designated 8,463 of those as having recovered. As of today, 131 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

A total of 577,810 tests have been performed, with 10,424 of those in Chaves County.

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.

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