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Chaves County man among latest COVID-19 deaths

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A Chaves County man was among the 23 deaths related to COVID-19 announced by the state of New Mexico on Friday.

The state also announced 2,993 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 164 in Chaves County. Two new cases were also announced among inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center.

The county’s 27th death since March was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized, according to the press release. It was the fifth death in the county announced this week, including an inmate at the Roswell Correctional Center.

Of the other deaths reported Friday, seven were from Bernalillo County; five from Sandoval County; two each from McKinley, Santa Fe and Valencia counties; and one each from Doña Ana, Otero, Rio Arriba and Socorro counties.

The deceased ranged in age from two women in their 40s from Sandoval County to a woman in her 100s from Rio Arriba County. Fifteen had been hospitalized. Seventeen had underlying conditions. Five were residents of long-term care facilities.

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The total number of deaths statewide is now 1,325.

Thirty-two counties and six correctional institutions reported new cases Friday, including 1,005 in Bernalillo County, 281 in Doña Ana County, 131 in McKinley County, 104 in Curry County, 109 in Otero County, 191 in Sandoval County, 170 in Santa Fe County and 169 in Valencia County.

The state’s total number of cases since March is now 77,098 including 3,726 in Chaves County and 221 at the Roswell Correctional Center.

As of Friday, 808 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

The county’s two-week average of new daily cases per 100,000 people for the period of Oct. 27 to Nov. 9 was 70.8 and the test positivity rate was 14.4%, both above the state’s gating targets.

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

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