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No COVID-19 deaths reported Friday in Chaves County

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Chaves County reported no deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, but New Mexico passed 2,500 deaths since March, according to the daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health.

Of the 25 deaths reported in the state Friday, Bernalillo County had four; Eddy, McKinley and Sandoval counties each had three; Cibola, Grant, Mora and Taos counties each had two; and Curry, Lea, Roosevelt and San Juan counties each had one.

The state’s total number of deaths is now 2,502, including 92 from Chaves County.

Twenty-nine counties and two correctional institutions reported 1,286 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Chaves County reported 55.

Friday’s report brings the statewide total since March to 144,142 and the county’s total to 7,027.

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As of Friday, 791 people are hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19.

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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