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Two more local COVID-19 deaths reported Friday

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Two Chaves County women were among the 31 deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the New Mexico Department of Health on Friday.

The deceased included a woman in her 70s who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions. She was a resident of Mission Arch Care Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive.

The other local woman who died was in her 90s and was a resident of Sunset Villa Care Center, 1515 S. Sunset Ave.

Their deaths bring the county’s total since March to 77. The state has now had 2,128 deaths related to the virus.

The remaining deaths in the state reported Friday included seven from Bernalillo County; three each from McKinley and San Juan counties; two each from Doña Ana, Eddy, Sandoval and Socorro counties; and one each from Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Lea, Luna, Roosevelt, Santa Fe and Valencia counties.

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Thirty-one counties and five correctional institutions reported a total of 1,463 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, including 44 in Chaves County.

The total number of cases in the state since March is now 127,500, including 6,091 in Chaves County.

As of Friday, 889 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

In the most recent two-week data period of Dec. 1 to Dec. 14, Chaves County had an average of 121.2 new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 21.4%, placing it at the Red Level, or very high risk in the state’s Red-to-Green 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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