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Five COVID-19 deaths reported in Chaves County Sunday

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information from the state’s daily coronavirus update issued Monday, Nov. 23.

Chaves County saw its highest single-day number of deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday.

Five Chaves County residents were among the 33 deaths related to COVID-19 announced Sunday by the state of New Mexico.

No local residents were among the 17 deaths reported in the state’s daily update on Monday.

The five Chaves County deaths reported on Sunday were three women in their 60s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s. All but one of the women had been hospitalized, and all had underlying conditions.

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Of the other deaths on Sunday, eight were from Bernalillo County; six from San Juan County; three each from Lea, Doña Ana and Sandoval counties; two from Cibola County; and one each from Eddy, McKinley and Taos counties.

Of Monday’s deaths, eight were from Bernalillo County, two each from Cibola and Sandoval counties, and one each from Lea, Luna, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in New Mexico is now 1,400. The county’s total is now 32.

With 2,468 cases reported Sunday and 2,259 reported Monday, the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases since March is 84,148.

Chaves County reported 82 new cases Sunday and 63 on Monday. The county’s total to date is now 3,988. The Roswell Correctional Center has had a total of 221 cases.

Thirty-one counties and eight correctional facilities reported new cases Sunday. Thirty counties and five correctional facilities reported new cases Monday.

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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