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Local COVID deaths up by 4 to 106

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Four more Chaves County residents have died with COVID-19, while new cases in the area rose by 60, according to a Saturday afternoon news release issued by the New Mexico Department of Health.

One man in his 60s and women in their 50s, 70s and 80s were the Chaves County decedents. All had been hospitalized. The county now has had 106 COVID-related deaths since May.

The local deaths were among 22 reported Saturday in New Mexico, bringing the state total since April to 2,732. The deaths included three each in Bernalillo and McKinley counties; two each in Cibola, Sandoval and San Juan counties; and one each in Colfax, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Lea and Taos counties.

The state reported 1,507 new cases for a total of 154,954 cases since April. The new cases occurred in 30 of the state’s 33 counties and at one federal and four state correctional centers. Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan and Santa Fe counties reported 100 or more cases. Of the total COVID cases in the state, 76,801, or 49.6%, are reported as recovered.

Chaves County has now had 7,475 COVID cases since May, with 4,058, or 54.3%, reported as recovered.

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The state-operated Roswell Correctional Center near Hagerman has 227 detainees with COVID. During the past 28 days, there has been at least one COVID case reported among staff or residents of Mission Arch Center, Sunset Villa Care Center and the Village Retirement Center.

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