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Six local COVID-19 deaths reported Sunday

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Six more deaths in Chaves County related to COVID-19 were reported Sunday by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The deaths were among 44 reported by the state and bring the county’s total since March to 69. The state’s total is now 1,957.

The local deaths were a man in his 50s who had been hospitalized; a man in his 70s who was a resident of the Sunset Villa Care Center, 1515 S. Sunset Ave.; a woman in her 80s who was a resident of Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive; a woman in her 80s who was a resident of Sunset Villa Care Center; a man in his 80s who had been hospitalized; and a woman in her 90s who was a resident of Mission Arch Center.

Among the other deaths, six were from McKinley County; four each were from Doña Ana and Lea counties; three each were from Bernalillo and San Juan counties; two each were from Cibola, Curry, Roosevelt, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Sierra counties; and one each was from Catron, Eddy, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Luna and Valencia counties.

Twenty-seven counties and three correctional facilities reported a total of 1,459 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, including 83 in Chaves County. The state’s total number of cases since March is now 119,800, including 5,814 in Chaves County.

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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/.

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