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Two more local COVID-19 deaths reported

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Two Chaves County residents were among the 28 deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the New Mexico Health Department on Tuesday. It was the most deaths reported in a single day as well as the most new cases in a single day at 2,112.

Both of the deceased Chaves County residents were men. One was in his 30s, had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the Health Department’s daily update. The other was in his 70s and was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center, 1601 S. Main St. He had also been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

Their deaths bring the county’s total to 24. Statewide, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 1,264.

Ten of the deaths reported Tuesday were in Bernalillo County; there were four each from Doña Ana, Socorro and Valencia counties; and one each from Curry, McKinley and Santa Fe counties.

The deceased ranged in age from a boy 10 or older to a man and a woman in their 90s, all from Bernalillo County.

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Thirty-one counties and eight correctional facilities reported new cases Tuesday, with Bernalillo County having the most at 615 and Doña Ana at 338.

Chaves County had 109 new cases.

The total number of cases in the state since March is now 67,559. The total for Chaves County is 3,261. The Roswell Correctional Center remains at 219 cases.

Avamere at Roswell, 2725 N. Pennsylvania Ave., was also added Tuesday to the list of long-term care facilities in the state that have reported at least one positive COVID-19 case among residents or staff in the past 28 days.

The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state is now 754.

The state has conducted almost 1.4 million tests, including 39,026 in Chaves County.

The state has designated 26,338 cases of COVID-19 as recovered, including 1,017 in Chaves County.

The county’s two-week average of new daily cases from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9 is 70.8 and its test positivity rate is 14.4%, both above the state’s gating targets of fewer than eight new cases a day and test positivity less than 5%. Only three counties currently meet those targets.

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

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