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6 local COVID-19 deaths reported over last 2 days


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Six people from Chaves County — including four from the same long-term care facility — were among the 67 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Tuesday and Wednesday by the New Mexico Health Department.

An internet outage among state offices on Tuesday delayed that day’s update until Wednesday afternoon.

A local woman in her 80s was among the 33 deaths in Tuesday’s report. She had been hospitalized, had underlying health conditions and was a resident of the Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive.

In Wednesday’s report, five local deaths were reported among the 34 in the state. Three were residents of the Mission Arch Center — a woman and a man both in their 70s and with underlying health conditions, and a woman in her 90s.

A woman in her 40s and another man in his 70s also died. Both had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.

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Over the two days, Bernalillo County reported 18 deaths; McKinley County had seven; Doña Ana and Valencia counties reported five; Eddy and Sandoval counties each had four; San Juan and Sierra counties each reported three; Curry, Lea, Luna, Santa Fe and Union counties each reported two; and Rio Arriba and Socorro counties each reported one.

The total number of deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 is 1,823. Chaves County’s total is now 56.

Of new cases of COVID-19, the state reported 1,271 on Tuesday and 1,759 on Wednesday. That included 44 new cases in Chaves County Tuesday and 49 on Wednesday.

The state’s total number of cases since March is now 112,950, including 5,537 in Chaves County.

Thirty-one counties and three correctional institutions reported new cases Tuesday, and 31 counties and six correctional institutions, including the Roswell Correctional Center, reported new cases Wednesday.

The Roswell Correctional Center had one case, giving it a total of 225.

As of Wednesday, 917 people are hospitalized in New Mexico 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.

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/.