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County reports 54 cases, no deaths in COVID-19 update

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Chaves County reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths on Tuesday, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily update.

Thirty-one counties and three correctional facilities reported a total of 1,275 new cases, giving the state a total since March of 122,557. Chaves County’s total is 5,935.

The most cases were in Bernalillo County, which had 444 new cases, followed by Lea County with 123. No other counties reported cases numbering in triple digits. Doña Ana and McKinley County, both of which have been hotspots, reported 75 and 73 cases, respectively.

The state also announced 28 deaths related to COVID-19. Eight were in Bernalillo County; four each were in McKinley and Santa Fe counties; three in Cibola County; two in Curry County; and one each in Doña Ana, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Sierra, Socorro, Taos and Valencia counties.

The ages of the deceased ranged from a woman in her 30s from Santa Fe County to several men and one woman in their 80s from Bernalillo, McKinley, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

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Twenty-five had been hospitalized, and 21 had underlying health conditions. Three were residents of long-term care facilities.

The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 is now 2,006.

As of Tuesday, 865 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. That data will be updated Wednesday.

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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