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NM reports fewer COVID-19 deaths Sunday, Monday

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The number of deaths related to COVID-19 dropped significantly Sunday and Monday compared to the record numbers in the previous week, with 11 deaths reported Sunday and seven on Monday. None were Chaves County residents.

Of the deaths reported Sunday and Monday, four were from Bernalillo County; three were from San Juan County; two each from McKinley and Luna counties; and one each was from Curry, Doña Ana, Otero, Rio Arriba, Socorro, Taos and Valencia counties.

The ages of the deceased ranged from a man in his 20s from Rio Arriba County to several people in their 70s from Doña Ana, Luna, Otero, San Juan and Socorro counties.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 1,756 including 50 from Chaves County.

Of new cases of COVID-19, the state reported 1,250 on Sunday and 1,872 on Monday. The state total since March is 109,947. Thirty-one counties and six correctional institutions including the Roswell Correctional Center reported cases Sunday, and 31 counties and four correctional institutions reported cases Monday.

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In Chaves County, 68 new cases were reported Sunday and 88 on Monday. The county’s total number of cases to date is now 5,449. The Roswell Correctional Center has had 224 cases.

As of Monday, 935 people are hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Chaves County averaged 174.7 new daily cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people between Nov. 17 and Nov. 30, and had a test positivity rate of 25.4%, placing it in the Red Zone, or very high risk of viral spread, in the state’s risk assessment system.