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2 COVID deaths, 50 cases in area

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Two more women in Chaves County and another 34 people in New Mexico have died as a result of COVID-19 or with COVID complications, according to information released Saturday afternoon by the New Mexico Department of Health.

The state has now recorded 2,910 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Both Chaves County decedents were in their 90s. One was a resident of Sunset Villa Care Center, and the other lived at Mission Arch Center.

The other deaths included 10 in Bernalillo County; six in McKinley County; four in San Juan County; three each in Doña Ana, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties; two each in Eddy and Luna counties; and one in Valencia County.

The state also reported 1,092 new cases on Saturday in 30 of its 33 counties and at the Otero County Prison Facility, which had one of the new cases. That brings the total of COVID cases since March to 162,893. Of those, 84,803 are considered recovered. There are now 632 people hospitalized with COVID.

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A ZIP code within Chaves County — the 88201 code for northern Roswell — was among the state’s top 10 regions for new cases on Saturday. The 88201 ZIP code ranked ninth with 27.

Chaves County has had 7,804 cases and 119 deaths among its residents since April. The number of recovered residents is 4,368. There are 228 detainees of the state-run Roswell Correctional Center near Hagerman with COVID.

Avamere, Mission Arch Center and Village Retirement Community are the Roswell long-term care centers to report at least one COVID case among staff or residents during the past 28 days.