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Local woman among state’s 41 COVID-19 deaths Thursday

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Seventy-six new cases of COVID-19 and one death related to the virus were reported in Chaves County on the last day of 2020.

The local death was a woman in her 80s who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, according to the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Of the other deaths, Bernalillo County had 12; Colfax and Doña Ana counties each had five; Cibola and San Juan counties each had three; Eddy, Lea, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt and Socorro counties each had two; and Hidalgo, McKinley and Santa Fe counties each had one.

Statewide, the total number of deaths is 2,477, including 92 from Chaves County.

Thirty counties reported a total of 1,684 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. The state’s total since March is now 142,864. Chaves County has had a total of 6,972.

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As of Thursday, 803 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Mexico and 65,533 cases have been designated as recovered.

From Dec. 15 to 28, Chaves County averaged 98.2 new cases of COVID-19 per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 20.62%. Those numbers place Chaves County in the Red Level, or very high risk category, 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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