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Chaves County reports 108 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Chaves County reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 among the state’s 2,107 reported in Tuesday’s daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state also reported 28 deaths related to COVID-19. None were from Chaves County.

Thirty-one counties and four correctional facilities reported new cases Tuesday, led by Bernalillo County with 541 and Doña Ana with 202.

The state’s total number of cases since March is now 86,247 including 4,094 in Chaves County. The Roswell Correctional Center has had 223 cases. Those numbers include corrections for two cases previously reported in Chaves County that were determined to be among inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center, according to the press release.

The deceased ranged in age from five people in their 50s to eight people in their 80s. Nine were from Bernalillo County; four from Doña Ana County; three from Sandoval County; two each were from Eddy, McKinley and Union counties; and one each were from Luna, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos and Valencia counties.

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All but one had been hospitalized. Twenty-one had underlying health conditions. Three were residents of long-term care facilities.

The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is 1,428, including 32 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 871 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

Chaves County averaged 70.8 new cases of COVID-19 over the two-week period of Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, and the test positivity rate for that period was 14.4%, both above the state’s gating criteria targets. That data is scheduled to be updated Wednesday.

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

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