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Three more local COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday

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Three Chaves County residents were among the 30 deaths related to COVID-19 reported statewide by the New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday.

New case reports continued to be low, with 893 reported in the state and 35 in Chaves County. The Roswell Correctional Center also reported a new case in Tuesday’s daily update.

The deceased are a woman in her 60s who had been hospitalized and had underlying health conditions, a woman in her 80s who was a resident of the Mission Arch Center, 3200 Mission Arch Drive, and a man in his 90s who had been hospitalized, according the health department.

Other counties reporting deaths on Tuesday were Bernalillo County with six; Doña Ana County with five; McKinley and San Juan counties each with four; Roosevelt County with two; and Cibola, Hidalgo, Lea, Mora, Sandoval, and Santa Fe each with one.

The number of deaths in New Mexico related to the virus is now 2,794 including 111 in Chaves County.

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Thirty counties and six correctional institutions reported new cases in Tuesday’s update. Bernalillo County reported 231 cases. Doña Ana was the only other county reporting new cases in the triple digits at 105.

The total number of cases statewide is now 157,974. In Chaves County the total is 7,587. The Roswell Correctional Center has had 228.

As of Tuesday, 715 people were hospitalized in the state 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. That data is scheduled to be updated Wednesday afternoon.

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/.