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Two more local COVID-19 deaths reported Friday

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Two Chaves County women were among the 43 deaths related to COVID-19 reported Friday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

They were a woman in her 30s who had been hospitalized and a woman in her 80s who had underlying health conditions and who was a resident of Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive.

The state’s total number of deaths related to COVID-19 since March is 1,889. The county’s total is now 60.

Of Friday’s deaths, eight were in Lea County; four each were in Bernalillo, San Juan and Taos counties; three each were in Doña Ana, McKinley and Sandoval counties; two each were in Eddy and Valencia counties; and one each were in Cibola, Colfax, Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Sierra and Socorro counties.

Also in Friday’s update, 30 counties and five correctional institutions reported a total of 1,849 new cases of COVID-19, including 90 new cases in Chaves County.

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The total number of cases in New Mexico since March is 116,565 including 5,677 in Chaves County. The Roswell Correctional Center has had 225 cases.

As of Friday, 932 people were hospitalized in New Mexico 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.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.