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Two Chaves County women among state’s 23 COVID-19 deaths

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Two women from Chaves County were among the 23 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Thirty counties and six correctional institutions reported a total of 1,791 new cases of COVID-19 in Thursday’s update. Chaves County had 50 new cases.

The deceased from Chaves County were a woman in her 50s who had been hospitalized and a woman in her 70s. Both had underlying health conditions. Their deaths bring the county’s total to 58.

Among the remaining 21 deaths, five were from Bernalillo County; three were from Valencia County; two each were from Cibola, Colfax, Doña Ana and Socorro counties; and one each from Curry, Roosevelt, San Juan, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties.

The total number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 1,846.

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Among the new cases reported Thursday, Bernalillo had the most with 621. San Juan County had 180, McKinley County 142, Sandoval County 125 and Doña Ana County 109.

The total number of cases in the state since March is now 114,731.

As of Thursday, 916 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

Chaves County averaged 174.7 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people daily 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.

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