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County records another COVID-19 death Sunday

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Chaves County on Sunday recorded its third consecutive day with at least one COVID-19 related death and also led the state in the number of new cases.

New case reports were on the low side Monday, however, according to the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Sunday’s two New Mexico deaths reported by the health department included a man in his 60s from Chaves County who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The second death was a man in his 60s from Bernalillo County. He was also hospitalized and had underlying conditions.

Two Chaves County deaths were reported Saturday and one on Friday, bringing the county’s total deaths related to COVID-19 to 11 since March.

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Monday’s update also brought two more New Mexico deaths related to COVID-19 — a woman in her 70s from Bernalillo County with underlying health conditions and a woman in her 60s from Sandoval County who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is 851.

In new cases Sunday, Chaves County had the most reports at 14. Only two other counties reported new cases Sunday in double digits — Doña Ana County at 12 and Bernalillo County at 11. Twelve other counties reported new cases in single digits.

In Monday’s update, Chaves County had nine new cases. The county’s total number of cases to date is 1,040.

Twelve other counties reported new cases numbering in the single digits Monday.

Bernalillo County had the highest number on Monday at 27. Doña Ana had 18 and Santa Fe County reported 15.

The statewide total of COVID-19 cases since March is 27,683, which includes a correction for two cases identified as out-of-state residents in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.

As of Monday, the state has designated 15,518 cases as recovered, including 406 in Chaves County.

The state has conducted 866,683 tests including 20,858 in Chaves County.

Seventy-one people in the state are hospitalized for COVID-19.

Chaves County has the state’s highest two-week average positivity rate and new daily cases per 100,000 people, at 8.6% and 26 cases per day in the period from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15.

The county’s seven-day average is 12 new cases.

Counties that have a positivity rate of 5% or less and eight or fewer new cases per day on average are able to operate with fewer restrictions, such as being able to conduct the hybrid model of learning in public schools and allowing visitation to nursing homes.

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

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

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